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The French love couscous. But what is it—grain, pasta or neither?

Couscous came to France in the 1960s from Algeria. It's now one of France's most popular dishes

Couscous came to France in the 60s with the Pied Noirs who left Algeria after the war of independence. It is now consistently cited in the top five most popular French dishes along with boeuf bourguignon, choucroute and moules frites.

I went for lunch at Les Trois Frères in the 18th arrondissement, a restaurant established by three Algerian brothers more than 30 years ago and now run by their sons. It’s a…

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