theShukran part of CousCous Fest 2019, celebrating the Mediterranean recipe

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The Cous Cous Fest is back together with theShukran!
From 20th to 29th September, the popular festival dedicated to couscous will swarm roads and squares of San Vito Lo Capo, the marvellous town with Arabic origins located on the Sicilian coasts of the Mediterranean see.

The Cous Cous Fest is a celebration of the most renowned recipe from the Mediterranean tradition, which is turned into a symbol of peace and tolerance among people.

couscousFest-1 A-mare, recipe created during Conad cooking show in 2018.
Ph(c) Cous Cous Fest

For this edition, theShukran will partner with the organization and our food blogger Siham Lamoudni will be presenting the event and one of the judges for the Cous Cous Fest World Championship.
The famous international competition this year will be named "Make cous cous not walls".
A real excited competition 'till the last grain where couscous creations will be evaluated by a committee of experts, chaired by journalists Enzo and Paolo Vizzari.

Siham Lamoudni , food blogger & co-founder at theShukran

theShukran will broadcast the event through pics and videos via its mobile app , by creating an amazing storytelling.
The Cous Cous Fest is a symbol of cultural integration and acceptance, the willing of gathering different cultures around a plate which has always be part of the Mediterranean cuisine. Does CousCous belong to the Sicilian or the Moroccan tradition? It's hard to say, the two have always influenced each others, in a mutual exchange.

" This event will be a celebration of mutual acceptance and dialogue among cultures; all those are values we 've been sharing on theShukran every single day and we want to spread out this message,- as Siham Lamoudni comments-by getting to know other habits and new ways of preparing a common plate but with a different vision, we can create a strong bond of brotherhood. This is a precious message that theShukran wants to carry on together with the Cous Cous Fest organization".

CousCous "alla ragusana"
Ph(c)CousCous Fest

The Cous Cous Fest is one of the most important save-to-date event in Sicily. With a great attendance of chefs, popular brands from the food industry, the event will welcome also a music section with greatest Italian artists, as Noemi, Boomdabash and Mahmood.

In the latest edition, the best couscous creation award was gained by the Tunisian team and its couscous Mare Nostrum : a revisited recipe served cold, with red shrimp, grilled harissa, watermelon and humus flavored with fennel.

Couscous Mare Nostrum- Tunisia team, best CousCous 2018
Ph(c) CousCous Fest

Who will be the winner this year?

Find more about theShukran & CousCous Fest on Vanity Fair Italia, Daily Muslim and a
special interview with Siham.