this is the archive for the ‘in morocco’ category:

pain de sucre

everyone has seen the famous sugarloaf mountain in brasil, but do you know where its name comes from? here’s a clue…

it’s sugarloaf, or pão de açucar! we found them in carrefour in morocco, and i had never seen one in my life. apparently, this is how sugar used to be sold in most places up until the 20th century, and they still sell it there. the cones are big (around 2kg each) and can be grated or chiseled, breaking off small pieces to use.

we probably had it on the numerous cups of mint tea we consumed there!

analogue wednesday #130

still scanning stuff from our last trip to morocco.

analogue wednesday #129

marrakesh windows.

analogue wednesday #128

watching the world go by from the terraces overlooking jamaa el fna, just before the storm hit.

happy alvaro caramel

we were back in morocco last october and visited a much larger carrefour, where i had fun perusing the aisles for more products-named-after-people to continue my collection. here are the latest finds:

truth be told, i don’t know if these are actually moroccan or maybe spanish or french brands… but i found them pretty entertaining nonetheless. :D here’s one that it not strictly a name, but pretty funny for us portuguese to see a butter named after a national poet:

aaaaand, last but not least, the ubiquitous vache qui rit…

… family size!