Yes, this entry is just about peanut butter. The search for quality peanut butter outside of the United States has been an ongoing challenge for me, so I think it warrants its own post. In India and Morocco, the best peanut butter has added oil, and in most of Europe it has added sugar. As a peanut butter purist, this does not cut it for me. Is it really so hard to take some peanuts and squish them? Apparently. But here in Morocco, I am so incredibly fortunate as to have been provided with imported peanut butter. Observe:
This beauty comes all the way from the Central African Republic, which is in fact a lot closer to Morocco than the United States. Don’t worry about mailing me peanut butter, Mom; I’m set for at least a few months! My boyfriend’s mom sent this to him, and he gave it to me to use in cooking. Which I do, nearly every day. I also eat PB&J just about daily. So there is some proof that I’m doing okay here in Morocco.
Update: Peanut butter cookies