Rabat – Morocco won the prize for the best “main course” in the 11th edition of the International Culinary Competition, held on April 23rd and 24th in Spain, according to a report by H24.
The awards ceremony was held this past Sunday in the city of Oviedo in Northern Spain, during which the Moroccan team won its prize for its rendering of “Lahma Mhmara” or Lamb Tagine. The second place award in the “main course” category went to Venezuela for its Bollos polones with tomato sauce and chicken salad.
The Egyptian team snagged the first place prize in the dessert category for “Kunafah” – a cheese pie with a sugary syrup base. A coconut milk pie served with sweet potato balls took the second place title in the same category.
Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, Paraguay and Cameroon also submitted teams of four cooks to the Concurs Internacional de Cocina. Each team had a total of two hours to create a main course and a dessert that reflects the culture and cuisine of their home country.