Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Couscous Recipe No 1.

I've been buying this make (and one other) of Couscous for nearly 40 years; ever since I moved south of the channel.

During all those 40 years, the back of the 'Regia' Couscous packet has ALWAYS offered its 'cut-out-n-keep' No 1 recipe for 'Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables'.

Is there a No 2 recipe? Did they simply scratch their beards after No 1? Maybe recipe No 1 was simply so good that they thought it unnecessary to offer a second! Maybe there was never any intention to offer a No 2 recipe, and it was all just a big scam to keep you buying; just in case (for 40 years?)!

The other major manufacturer of Couscous sold in France is 'Tipiak'; maybe I'll start to buy their packs again in hope of finding something different on the back!
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11 comments:

  1. Hello:
    How very strange!! Perhaps, as you say, once perfection has been reached, then there is really no need to look further.

    We do like Couscous!

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  2. We simply love couscous,we don't have it overly often but when we do it is a favourite(Mums dietary needs take over a lot of our meals ).

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  3. Hello and Bon jour Cro. I thought I would come over and meet you properly and find out what goes on in Lumberjack.
    I have to admit I have fallen in love, with Monty that is LOL
    I did enjoy the film of him swimming. My lurchers love to swin, I'm told that is unusual for lurchers.
    Anyway, nice to meet you and yours, blessings, Kath

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  4. Maybe by number one they mean "in the land" and there is no other you should be concerned with. I have tried the dreaded couscous eeeeeyuck!!!!!!! Each to their own.

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  5. Share the recipe please Cro.

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  6. Couscous is OK, but I am a convert to quinoa. I have followed the recipe on the box, but for the past few years, I have become a fan of All Recipes on the Internet. There are so many different ways to prepare this grain and I love to try new ideas. Some work, other's don't, but you live and learn.

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  7. I dicovered it a couple of years ago...but have to "dress it up" to make it tasty enough for us. Maybe, they need a few pointers....

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  8. Thanks for the share. Great stuff, just nice!
    Couscous recipes

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