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http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this
type of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.

Tracy

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On 8/16/2011 9:33 AM, Tracy wrote:
http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this type
of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Is that the answer to the puzzle then? There are at least two ways to
cook cous-cous.

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Tracy wrote:

http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html

See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this
type of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.


Here the most of cous cous sold in supermarkets is boxed and dry, like
these:
http://www.probios.it/probios/prodot...idprodotto=492
http://erboristeriaoasi.com/product/...on-condimento/

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


The same applies to the ones I've linked: boil or steam
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On 8/16/2011 9:55 AM, James Silverton wrote:
On 8/16/2011 9:33 AM, Tracy wrote:
http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen
this type
of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Is that the answer to the puzzle then? There are at least two ways
to cook cous-cous.

One can only hope and yes.

;-)

Tracy
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In article , Tracy wrote:

http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this
type of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.


Noted. When traveling, with no kitchen and just a tea kettle in
one's room, such items form a basic meal item, along the lines of
top ramen.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Thanks for the datapoint.

Steve


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James Silverton wrote:

On 8/16/2011 9:33 AM, Tracy wrote:


http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this type
of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Is that the answer to the puzzle then? There are at least two ways to
cook cous-cous.


It is the answer to half the puzzle -- the same dried cous cous
can be used in a steamking method, or in a boiling water/instant
method. The other half of the puzzle is whether different dried
cous cous products are manufactured differently and are supposed to
use one method as opposed to the other.

Steve
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http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I think
this is the kind of product that is being advised against for those trying
to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this type of product in
the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling water
(quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.

Tracy


Why would anyone buy "instant" couscous when it only takes 20 minutes to
cook? That's like buying "minute rice" when you can make rice on the
stovetop in 20 minutes.

Jill

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In article , Tracy wrote:

http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this
type of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.


Noted. When traveling, with no kitchen and just a tea kettle in
one's room, such items form a basic meal item, along the lines of
top ramen.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Thanks for the datapoint.

Steve


When traveling, look for a motel that offers a small kitchen. I've found
them to be quite useful. They not only have a fridge and microwave but also
a stovetop and cookware.

Jill

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jmcquown wrote:

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In article , Tracy wrote:

http://www.chefzadi.com/2007/08/plain-or-flavor.html


See the tub of flavored couscous that looks like a cup of noodles? I
think this is the kind of product that is being advised against for
those trying to make "traditional couscous." I have never seen this
type of product in the US though. Perhaps it's more popular in Europe.


Noted. When traveling, with no kitchen and just a tea kettle in
one's room, such items form a basic meal item, along the lines of
top ramen.

The couscous that one can buy in the states in a box or bulk is just
regular couscous which you can cook either by covering with boiling
water (quickly) or you can take the time to steam it.


Thanks for the datapoint.

Steve


When traveling, look for a motel that offers a small kitchen. I've
found them to be quite useful. They not only have a fridge and
microwave but also a stovetop and cookware.

Jill

And the rooms smell horrible.
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On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope. We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

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On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:05:21 -0600, "gloria.p"
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On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope. We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

If that's such a problem for LG, he should carry a jug of Fabreze with
him at all times.


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On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope. We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

gloria p


I'm pretty much sure the poster was just trying to yank my chain (for
whatever reason he is fixated on my posts). Those hotels are high end and
don't have "cooking smells". The maid service is perfect. The rooms don't
stink.

Jill

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On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:05:21 -0600, "gloria.p"
wrote:

On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope. We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

If that's such a problem for LG, he should carry a jug of Fabreze with
him at all times.

LG just wants to bitch about me and anything I post. He has no clue what
he's talking about.

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On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:45:23 -0400, "jmcquown"
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"gloria.p" wrote in message
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On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope. We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

gloria p


I'm pretty much sure the poster was just trying to yank my chain (for
whatever reason he is fixated on my posts). Those hotels are high end and
don't have "cooking smells". The maid service is perfect. The rooms don't
stink.


Agreed, I've stayed at several Marriot time share suites and they are
immaculately kept, there are no cooking smells.
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jmcquown wrote:

"sf" wrote in message
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On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:05:21 -0600, "gloria.p"
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On 8/18/2011 9:23 AM, jmcquown wrote:


This is the one I stayed in when I went for classes in Atlanta. (It's
also a Marriot property.) Check out the room photos (especially the
kitchen). Does this look like a place that would smell bad? Nope.
We're
not talking about places that are rented by the hour.


http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel...ad-lenox-park/




Jill: I'm pretty sure the poster was referring to cooking smells.

If that's such a problem for LG, he should carry a jug of Fabreze with
him at all times.

LG just wants to bitch about me and anything I post. He has no clue
what he's talking about.

I do know you are a drunk.


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