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National Couscous Day

Spice up your day with some delicious couscous dishes in honor of National Couscous Day! You won't want to miss out on these Mediterranean flavors.
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August 5
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Get ready to celebrate a dish that has been enjoyed for centuries – couscous! National Couscous Day on August 5 is the perfect opportunity to indulge in this delicious and versatile grain. Did you know that couscous originated in North Africa and has been a staple food in many cultures for thousands of years? It's often served as a side dish or mixed with various meats, vegetables, and sauces to create flavorful meals. So mark your calendars and get ready to savor the taste of couscous on this special day!

History of National Couscous Day

National Couscous Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>7th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Couscous</div><div class='timeline-text'>Couscous was first prepared in the 7th Century by Berber tribes in North Africa.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Couscous Spreads Across Continents</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the 1800s, couscous had spread to many other parts of the world, including Europe and the Americas, through immigration and trade.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Couscous Gains Popularity in the US</div><div class='timeline-text'>Couscous began gaining popularity in American cuisine in the 1970s as an alternative to rice or potatoes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Appearance in Supermarkets</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1990s, couscous started appearing on supermarket shelves, making it more accessible to home cooks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>21st Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Couscous Around the World</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 21st Century, couscous has become a staple in diets around the world, used as a blank canvas for a multitude of dishes worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2022</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Couscous Day Today</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrate National Couscous Day by enjoying this versatile grain in your favorite dishes, from salads to stews.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Couscous Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new couscous recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new and unique couscous recipe on National Couscous Day. You can find inspiration from cookbooks or online recipe websites.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Moroccan-themed dinner party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Couscous is a staple in Moroccan cuisine, so celebrate National Couscous Day by hosting a Moroccan-themed dinner party. Decorate with traditional Moroccan decor and serve various couscous dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a couscous cooking demonstration</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check if your local culinary school or community center is offering a couscous cooking demonstration on National Couscous Day. You'll learn new techniques and tips for preparing delicious couscous dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a couscous bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a couscous bar with different toppings and mix-ins for your family or friends to create their own couscous bowls. This interactive and customizable meal is perfect for National Couscous Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Middle Eastern restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experience authentic couscous dishes by visiting a Middle Eastern restaurant on National Couscous Day. You can also try other Middle Eastern dishes and expand your palate.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Couscous Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a versatile side dish</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Couscous is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with a variety of meals. It can be dressed up with vegetables, nuts, or herbs, or served plain for a simple addition to any meal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a healthy alternative to pasta</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those looking for a healthier option, couscous is a great substitute for traditional pasta. It has less calories and carbs and is also gluten-free, making it an ideal choice for those with dietary restrictions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's perfect for meal prep</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Couscous can be made in large batches and stored in the fridge or freezer for easy meal planning. It reheats well and can be used as a base for roasted vegetables, meat, or other proteins for a quick and nutritious meal on busy days.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for National Couscous Day

National Couscous Day FAQs

When is National Couscous Day?

National Couscous Day is celebrated on August 5th every year. In 2024 National Couscous Day will occur on a Monday.

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