Camel couscous, made under the tent in the dunes of Ajouer (Mauritania)
Camel couscous, made under the tent in the dunes of Ajouer (Mauritania)
Location of Mauritania
Location of Mauritania

The cuisine of Mauritania includes the culinary practices of Mauritania. Historically, what is now Mauritania has been influenced by Arab and African peoples who have lived in and traversed the "stark" landscape marked with Sahara desert dunes in caravans.[1] There is an overlap with Moroccan cuisine in the north and Senegalese cuisine in the south.[1]

French colonial influence (Mauritania was a colony until 1960) has also played a role in influencing the cuisine of the relatively isolated land.[1] Alcohol is prohibited in the Muslim faith and its sale is largely limited to hotels.[2][1] Mint tea is widely consumed[1] and poured from height to create foam.[3] Traditionally, meals are eaten communally.[3]

Dishes

Méchoui
Thieboudienne in Mauritania
Thieboudienne in Mauritania

Traditional Mauritanian dishes include:

Beverages

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Mauritania: essential information". The Guardian. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Mauritania - World Travel Guide". Worldtravelguide.net. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Five Communal Dishes from Mauritania". Thekitchn.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Recipes from Mauritania Home Page, Mauritanian Cuisine". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  5. ^ "Lakh Mauritanienne Recipe from Mauritania". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  6. ^ "Mauritanian-style Pancakes with Sauce (Leksour) Recipe from Mauritania". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  7. ^ "Chicken, Beans and Couscous (Al-Aïch) Recipe from Mauritania". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.