Bstilla

Moroccan Pigeon Pie

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Moroccan cuisine is one of the world’s greatest, the apex of Berber and Tuareg civilizations as perfected in a royal court over many generations. Its perfumed and recondite spice mixtures, preserved lemons, and laborious concoctions never conceal the flavors of raw materials, and though often showy, never sacrifice taste for spectacle. Bstilla is the crowning glory of Moroccan cuisine, the legendary pigeon pie.

It is also a shining example of the impossibility of achieving au