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Aluminum couscousière

A couscousière ( Arabic الكسكاس, DMG al-kaskās ; Berber taseksut ; also couscoussier ) is a kitchen appliance . It is primarily used to make couscous .

A couscousière consists of two pots: A smaller pot with a perforated base that sits tightly on a larger pot . Put couscous in the top pot; it is closed with a lid. Water or a stew is placed in the lower pot . As the liquid boils, steam is created that rises to the couscous grains. This will cook the couscous while taking on the flavor of the food underneath.

Couscousières are traditionally made from ceramic , but also from metal ( steel , aluminum or copper ).

Web links

Commons : Couscous-makers  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Couscousière  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Loucif Chemache, Farida Kehal, Hacène Namoune Makhlouf Chaalal, Mohammed Gagaoua: Couscous: Ethnic making and consumption patterns in the North East of Algeria . In: Journal of Ethnic Foods . tape 5 , no. 3 , September 2018, p. 211–219 , doi : 10.1016 / j.jef.2018.08.002 (English).
  2. ^ Alan Eaton Davidson : The Oxford Companion to Food . Ed .: Tom Jaine. 3. Edition. Oxford University Press , New York 2014, ISBN 978-0-19-104072-6 , keyword “couscous” (English).