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Improved Tunisian domestic bread ovens: Flying saucer lids save 50 per cent fuelwood

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Improved Tunisian domestic bread ovens: Flying saucer lids save 50 per cent fuelwood
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Hanns Polak
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...Tunisians have maintained a taste for rural life. 'Bread' in Tunisia means mostly the French 'baguette' produced in large quantities in central bakeries in each town. It is cheap - less than 20 US cents for a pound - as its price is fixed by Government. For most people the Arabic word 'chobbs' is reserved for the 'real' bread which is still made in at least 500,000 tabouna ovens all over the country. It is flat and round; that cake shaped little something owes its aroma and taste and its golden brown crust to whole wheat flour and the fine scent of pine firewood. Baking requires five to six kilos of wood for each firing. Even though LPG has replaced the three stone fire for cooking, a tabouna still remains the heart piece of a Tunisian household, representing traditional values and continuity...
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Location: African countries
Tunisia
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TunisianBreadOvens    ImprovedStoves    Production   

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