The Road to Marocco….

The pool has turned green which is normally a sure sign of summer. On the strength of its greenness, and therefore summeriness, I have cooked a tagine. This has caused rain to fall and the wind to blow. The latter is not unusual for a tagine, particularly if it contains Jerusalem artichokes. So the wood fire has been lit, something I had not thought that I would be doing until November, and we have inadvertently wandered down the road to Marocco where we will feast on cous cous and tagine with achingly hot harissa sauce whilst thinking on Bob Hope’s lines as well as Dorothy Lamour’s.

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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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23 Responses to The Road to Marocco….

  1. Mad Dog says:

    You’ll have the crusaders marching though your village next! Great looking tagine 😉

  2. spree says:

    You will share the recipe won’t you? Achingly hot harissa, couscous and luscious Moroccan spices have me have set me on that road!….(though if it’s likely to usher in rain, I’ll have to hold off some months. We’ve borne our share!) But that looks SO good Roger!

  3. I can smell the spices just from the photo. I have a jar of Harissa in the fridge, which I had to import from NYC. Can you believe that the managers of three supermarkets here on Cape Cod had no idea what I was asking for. Ethnic food here has not gone too far beyond Chinese, Indian and Thai, and of course, Portuguese! Middle Eastern and North African are as foreign as can be.

    • I would have thought that Cape Cod would have been full of cool specialist shops. As you can see I’ve never been there but I just imagine wooden boats and cool summer sophistication. I’m ready to be disillusioned:)

  4. andylmoore says:

    My friends have asked me to cook a tagine next time they are over. Would love this recipe. It looks delicious.

  5. Yvette says:

    It’s looking deliciously ‘fiery’! and fragrant!

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    That is a great looking dish, Roger, although I’m surprised that you needed to build a fire that evening. On the other hand, i still haven’t shut down the building’s furnace yet for the season. Just as your tangine brings rain, my furnace brings frost.

  7. Love the deep, bricky red of that tajine!

  8. Ooh…rather appetizing. Nice fading effect to the rear.

  9. I’m with spree.. it would be nice to see a recipe or two of yours.. they would remind me of your stories every time I whip one up:) xo Smidge
    ps We’ve had unstable weather for months…. and months… and…

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