National Geographic : 1928 Feb
ON THE FRINGE OF THE GREAT DESERT PREPARING THE CHIEF DISH OF THE DESERT The couscous might be termed the Arab version of an Irish stew and is the piece de resistance of most well-ordered Arab dinners. It consists of mutton or fowl and various vegetables, cooked separately, highly seasoned, and served together with steamed wheat dumplings. U lNational 'eograpnic society Autocnromes oy uervals Lourtellemont WHERE THE CENTURIES HAVE SEEN NO PROGRESS Wheat and other grains are raised in the Algerian oases and are still threshed largely by woman's hand power much as they were hundreds of years ago. Manual labor is far cheaper in the desert than machinery.