Couscous question

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by charles g., Jan 24, 2010.

  1. charles g.

    charles g.

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    Is there a difference between Middle Eastern couscous and Mediterranean? Thanks.
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    There are different kinds of couscous but I'm not aware of a labeleing standard. There is a fine grained kind and a thicker pellet kind usually labeled Israeli couscous in my area.
     
  3. kyheirloomer

    kyheirloomer

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    There are several sizes of cous-cous, just as there are with, say, grits. In North Africa, particularly, you can get fine, medium, and course grades.

    So-called Israeli cous cous is in a class by itself, though, because of its extreme size.
     
  4. giraffic

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    Does the cooking ratio stay the same for all sizes?