|How Do You Say "couscous"?||
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|What is "couscous"?|
The word ‘couscous’ refers to two things:
Even though the word couscous is Berber in origin, I’m filing it under French, as the North African countries which feature it in their cuisine were at various times colonized by the French, and French is still spoken there. Couscoussière is undoubtedly a French word.
A couscoussière (and you will find various spellings for this word including couscoussier and couscousiere) is a cooking vessel which consists of two parts – the stew is cooked in the bottom part, and the steam which escapes upwards through holes in the top pan cooks the starchy couscous in the top chamber, as well as infusing it with the aromas of the stew.
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