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Just out of curiosity, do you know what couscous is?

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Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 19:36:13

Without doing any sneaky research now if you don't already know, what do you think couscous is?

(I am bored, sorry)

sarah293 Sun 07-Jun-09 19:37:26

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broguemum Sun 07-Jun-09 19:37:29

a grain.

and most yummy it is too.

TrillianAstra Sun 07-Jun-09 19:37:34

It's like tiny tiny pasta. Wheat, anyway. Don't know how they make it.

differentID Sun 07-Jun-09 19:37:59

tiny pasta thing isn't?

mrsmaidamess Sun 07-Jun-09 19:38:15

I just had some for my tea

foxinsocks Sun 07-Jun-09 19:38:29

this was a question on who wants to be a millionnaire once

who says tv teaches you nowt

yes, made from semolina like pasta I think?

losingmyrag Sun 07-Jun-09 19:38:39

like a tiny rice like grain - i love it - so easy to conjure up.

SoMuchToBits Sun 07-Jun-09 19:38:54

Agree with trillian - a wheat based product like pasta but in very small pieces.

TheMadHouse Sun 07-Jun-09 19:38:54

a grain

Fibonacci Sun 07-Jun-09 19:39:07


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MerlinsBeard Sun 07-Jun-09 19:40:06

yes it's horrid

serenity Sun 07-Jun-09 19:40:11

Some kind of grain, cooked then dried and crumbled (I think) Wheat probably.

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 19:41:01

yep a tiny pasta

Am amazed at how many people think it is a grain, or a grain in itself, rather than made form wheat.

serenity Sun 07-Jun-09 19:41:17

Oh yes, semolina like the OtherMaryPoppins said.

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 19:43:38

It was originally rolled by hand <<thud>> from semolina flour mixed with water, then coated in wheat flour.

How time consuming thT MUST HAVE BEEN.

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 19:44:29

Semolina is just coursely ground duram wheat.

SpinningEm Sun 07-Jun-09 19:45:52

yeh well yummy

TrillianAstra Sun 07-Jun-09 19:48:51

Rolled by hand? Bloody hell. By pixies?

pointydog Sun 07-Jun-09 20:00:38

most closely related to pasta? So not hugely nutritional?

AbricotsSecs Sun 07-Jun-09 20:03:36

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AbricotsSecs Sun 07-Jun-09 20:05:37

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Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 20:05:38

pointy it is pasta. Nutritioan value same as that of any white carbohydrate, it supplies energy to the body.

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