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K-12 Program: Cultural Kitchens Series, Kseksou – Couscous: A Moroccan Culinary Art Experience and Cultural Heritage

August 5, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please join the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers for free, virtual global cooking sessions via Zoom.  In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered participants with a list of ingredients to follow in advance.  All events will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Register here.


Tuesday, July 27:  LATIN AMERICA with the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies & Carolina Navigators

Thursday, July 29:  EUROPE with the UNC Center for European Studies

Tuesday, August 3:  ASIA with Carolina Asia Center


Thursday, August 5: NORTH AFRICA with the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies & UNC African Studies Center

In this interactive webinar, teachers will explore historical narratives of couscous in North Africa and the significance of this main course meal in the lives of people in North Africa, with a particular focus on Morocco. Attendees will learn how to make couscous and will be invited to prepare it simultaneously as per the authentic recipe of Visual Culinary Artist and Educator Dr. Samia Touati.


Register here.

** Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom information via email prior to the event **


Participants will receive a certificate for 1 PD hour for each event attended.

Questions? Contact Stacey Sewall, UNC African Studies Center,


Sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, African Studies Center, Center for European Studies, Carolina Asia Center, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Carolina Navigators.



UNC-Chapel Hill


August 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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