If you've seen Oscar Nominated Babel then you know that traveling in a foreign country isn't always fun and games. However, if you can put all of your fears aside, you'll realize that there are some mighty good eats to be had.
However, if after seeing Babel, you've decided to cross Morocco off of your list of places to visit, then you'll just have to learn to cook the food at home. Because from what I've experienced, authentic Moroccan food is absolutely amazing.
2 cups vegetable broth
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 cups dry couscous
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
To toast almonds, spread them out on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, or until they are fragrant.
Pour the vegetable broth into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add the butter, apricots, dates and raisins. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and toasted almonds, and serve.
To see the scene where they should have been enjoying a dish similar to the one above, play the clip below.