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Ciao good people, I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I know mine just got better, it always does when there’s the fragrance of Moroccan cooking drifting through the kitchen. I just bumped into my neighbour on my way up to the apartment and she asked me, “Signora, cos’รจ questo buon profumo?” Oh my heart! There are no words to describe the joy in my heart every time someone asks, “what is that good smell?” I recall a chapter of my life in South Africa, about ten years ago and those moments when my domestic helper would say, “Hmmm Niv, that smell! You make me hungry”. I revelled in her hunger pangs that spurred me to cook big meals which I jokingly named “food trials”. It was an indulgence someway to introduce her to food she had never tried before. I have a fondness for people who love to eat and she always ate to her heart’s content while mine brimmed with glee. Unknowingly, she was another one of those people who inspired me to share my love for food and I can’t help but wonder what she would have said about this dish.

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