One of the great classics of Oriental pastry-making, makrout is a much-loved cake at festivals and celebrations. Some say it originated in Algeria, others in Tunisia. Whatever the hypothesis, today makrout can be found all over the Maghreb, even crossing borders! So what exactly is it made of? And how do you make delicious makrout at home? Kawa News tells you all about it!
Arts & Culture
The ancient city of AlUla once again plays host to a spectacle of artistic exploration – Desert X AlUla 2024. Curated by Maya El Khalil and Marcello Dantas, this year’s iteration throws open the door to the invisible, rethinking the very notion of emptiness associated with deserts.
The Tuaregs of the North African Sahara have a proverb that says “you need three things to make tea: time, embers and friends”. Tea is an important beverage throughout the Maghreb, and Tunisia is no exception. But Tunisians go about it differently.
A new documentary titled “Horizon Saudi Arabia” has made its debut on Netflix, offering audiences around the world a look into the biodiversity of Saudi Arabia. Released on January 4, 2024, the film is part of the Konoz initiative to document the country’s cultural richness.
History & Heritage
The Islamic Golden Age was ushered in when many of the classical treatises of earlier civilisations were translated into Arabic. This marked the beginning of a golden age of scientific and intellectual learning and discovery in the region.