- Broad beans - Yellow split peas - Garlic - One or two onions - Cumin - Olive oil - Salt
Abdelkader Benali is a very good author, a humble, sophisticated and nice chap. He is the best example of succesful integration, an excellent mix of Moroccan and Dutch culture. He speaks fluently Dutch and North-African Berber, and no doubt with his Muslim heritage he will know some Arabic. He is an atheist.
One of the things of living in Western-Europe is living with the heavy West-Germanic cuisine we have, but next to that we love to eat North-African Berber food and spices, Turkish, Kurd, Italian, Indonesian, Thai, Philippinian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean food. Middle eastern Shawarma, Kebab, Fallafel, Couscous, and also Arabic (Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese, Tunesian, Algerian Berber/Arabic) cuisine. I personally am very fond of Shawarma, Kebab, Fallafel and Couscous and Turkish, Kurd, Greek (Giros), French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian food and prefer that above Burger King (Whopper), McDonals (Hamburger, Cheese burger, Big Mac, Big Tasty, Quarter Pounder and etc.) and Piza Hut. I like the North-African and Middle-eastern spices, food and coffee and tea.
This looks really delicious John. I have to get away from my own computer and start cooking for myself, but have water in my mouth from watching this lady and the delicious Maaltijdsoep (meal soup) she has made there. I simply like many cuisines and always love to eat abroad the local food if I am on holiday. Some Dutch idiots take their own (boring) Dutch food with them abroad and miss the excellent French-, Spanish-, Portugese, or whaterver country they are food. The greatness of the many cultures in our nations is that we can get used to and taste different foods and the cuisines of various nationalities. I love Asian food, Southern-European latin-romanesque (French-, Spanish-, Portugese-, Italian-, Yugoslavian-, Greek-, Turkish- and Kurd food) and North-African cuisines. And ofcourse I like the various slavic cuisines of the West-slavic, Eastern Slav and Southern slave peoples. The Croat-, Bosnian-, Serb- and Montenegrin cuisines are excellent -close to Turkish/Kurd and Greek Cuisine, but different. You could say that the Yugoslavian cuisine is inbetween the Italian and Greek-Turkish cuisine. The best of both worlds. I hope you have acces to them in the USA.