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Planning A Moroccan-Themed Food Night? Get The Items You Need Online

by Scarlett Newman

If you're an avid foodie and entertainer and love nothing more than gathering a group of friends for various theme nights at your home, it's time to skip over the Atlantic ocean and think about cooking in the African tradition. The continent has a seemingly endless selection of cuisines, but a good starting point is the exotic flavors of Morocco. Your local supermarket might not have the ingredients you need for your Moroccan-inspired feast, but there's no need to fret — by shopping online from a retailer that specializes in unique African foods, you'll have no trouble filling your virtual shopping cart with a broad spectrum of flavors. Here are some things to buy.

Fragrant Spices

You won't be able to make authentic-style Moroccan cuisine without access to the right spices. Some spices that are prevalent in Moroccan food are available in your grocery store, but buying from a retailer that specializes in African foods will ensure that you're getting as authentic a product as possible. Look for fragrant cumin, the sweet and spicy combination of cinnamon and the fiery flavor of dried ginger. Another key addition to Moroccan cuisine is saffron, which can be challenging to find in your local store — and if you do find it, it could lack freshness. Buy the delicate, red-orange threads of this spice from your online retailer.

 Adventurous Ingredients

Soups and stews are prevalent in Moroccan cuisine, and while you'll want to buy the protein sources locally, you can buy many of the other ingredients on the Internet. Dried chickpeas and lentils are inexpensive ingredients that have a variety of different applications once they've been rehydrated. Couscous, a form of pasta, is another staple of the Moroccan diet that you can find online, while a jar of Moroccan olives will add authenticity to a number of your dishes.

Sweet Stuff

No Moroccan-themed dinner party is complete without some exotic choices for dessert, and you'll have no trouble finding the authentic ingredients online that will come to life in your kitchen. Moroccan honey is used in a number of dishes, as are almonds and sesame seeds — not necessarily "dessert-style" ingredients in North America, but prevalent in sweet Moroccan treats. If you want to keep things simple, opt for a box of "Kaab el ghazal," also known as "gazelle horns." This flavorful cookie combines such tastes as almond paste and orange to deliver a truly authentic sweet conclusion to your meal.

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