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However, the packaged couscous has gotten much better since the 60s and a couscousiere is no longer needed to produce couscous that isn't a soggy mass more like porridge in character than long grain rice.
We'd love to get a couscousiere, but it's just one more specialty gadget to take up space.
So much so that she bought a couscousiere see photo, below.
This was mostly because I don’t own a couscous steamer a.k.a. a couscousiere and had to assemble a makeshift one.