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Sheep Brains for you, mademoiselle?

In Exotic Foods, Morocco on October 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

Sheep's head

Of the many exotic food in the world, I’d say this has quite the taste. For some, sheep brains just taste like tofu. For the uninitiated, it could just about taste like… well, brains.

The Moroccans have managed to pull it off rather well,  la cervelle d’agneau (sheep brains in french) is  grilled slightly, retaining the internal soft and brainy texture.

Sheep brains

At Djemma el Fna, the bustling food epicenter of Marrakech ( a must-see for all foodies), almost every other store has a whole row of sheep heads on display.

Besides the brains, there are other parts of the head that the Moroccans eat. Sheep head soup is also a popular one.

Morocco is one place I love for food and ambiance. Marrakech is blessed with a myriad of unworldly aroma and mystifying Arabic lights. I’ll be writing more on Moroccan gastronomy, so tune in!