Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Cous cous Festival", where food and cultures meet


Do you know what is the "Cous cous Festival"? And when & where is it held?
Starting from the 25th until the 30th of September an amazing international and intercultural event will take place in San Vito Lo Capo, a little seaside village in the province of Trapani. I am talking about the Festival of Cous cous on its XVth edition.


Nine countries from all over the world (Ivory coast, Egypt, France, Israel, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia and of course Italy) will partecipate on the race, cooking their special dish of cous cous with either fish, meat or vegetables, according to every local tradition. Afterwards a jury will express its verdict and the winner will receive the award of "Best Cous Cous 2012".


The province of Trapani (San Vito lo Capo, Bonagia, Mazara del Vallo, Marsala, Erice just to name a few spots) has always been famous for having successfully adopted and adapted this Arabic dish with the local ingredients that this part of the island offers, first of all the super fresh catch of the day.

That explains why there is no better area than this one to try the outstanding Sicilian cous cous served with a marvellous fish soup on top, just like
here in the pic on the right; (while the pic above is the view of the lovely Trapanese coast taken from the Erice's Castle).


Please have a look at the event's Official Website for further details if interested: http://www.couscousfest.it/

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