Tajine

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is called a ‘‘Tajine’’ [Moroccan pot]. It’s from Morocco. It has been a part of my family for a long time. It is over 50 years old. My mom and dad brought it on a plane here when they were immigrating to America. My grandma gave it to me as a gift. This object is for making food. It’s a tradition in my culture. It has this nice flavored cinnamon smell that smells so good! You can wash it and the cinnamon smell won’t go away! You can make breakfast in it and lunch too also dinner! The colors on it represent the flag of morocco: red and green. This object is made out of wood and even if it goes on the stove the object wouldn’t burn at all! My family uses it on special holidays such as Eid and Ramadan when it’s time to eat at night for Ramadan. On the top right side you will see a little broken piece, it is there because when my mom and dad were on the plane it broke on the side. Tajines were first used by nomads first in North Africa many years ago. It was then brought to my country. You could make not only Moroccan food in it but also other cultures of food too. You could use as many spices you need but make sure you use them over an open fire to have it really nice and tasty. The spices used to make the tajine stew include the following: saffron, cumin, turmeric, ginger mostly in the dish itself. It's delicious. Give it a try!

Year: 1950

– Ayah

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