Welcome to the Maghreb
Welcome to the Maghreb
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Marrakech (Morocco)
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Zlabia in Tunisia. Zlebia or zlabia (زلابية) is a type of pastry eaten in northwest Africa, e.g. Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Ingredients include flour, yeast, yoghurt, and sugar, mixed with water and commonly two seeds of cardamom (oil for the crackling). This sweet was cherished by the Jewish population of Algeria. Zalābiya are fried pastries including types similar to straight donuts around other Arab countries like Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Zalābiya mushabbaka are latticed fritters made in discs, balls, and squares, dipped in clarified honey perfumed with rose water, musk, and camphor. Zalabiya funiyya is a sponge cake version cooked in a special round pot on a trivet and cooked in a tannur. They are often stick shaped and are eaten year-round, including in expat communities in France, where they’re especially popular during Ramadan. 
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lounesmatoub: Fantasia. Msaid, Algeria 2012. © All rights reserved by Ramy. Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Berber wedding celebrations. “Fantasia” is an imported name; the actual traditional term used is lâab el baroud (“the gunpowder play”). The performance is inspired by the historical wartime attacks of Berber and Arabian Desert riders. Nowadays, the fantasia is considered a cultural performance and a kind of martial art; it also symbolizes a strong relationship between the man and the horse, as well an attachment to tradition. [The Art of the Fantasia]
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Tifinagh is the alphabet of the Tamazight language. 
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Tozeur (Tunisia)
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"Al barade echwa li ghir sanga sine, ima 3 oula 4 hati origi atay! - The teapot is sweet if we are two, 3 or 4 its no longer tea!"
Moroccan Berber Proverb
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Ghadames (Libya) 
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Vintage stamp, Algeria
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Tunisia
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Morocco
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Tunisia
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Morocco
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Hotel Marabout, Sousse (Tunisia)
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North Africa circa 1885 with ruling colonial powers
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Morocco