Our choice of cooking fats that we employ in the kitchen seem to be constantly growing and evolving. Gone are the days when our choices were just butter or a bottle marked "vegetable oil." Even all-purpose olive oil (extra-virgin or otherwise) is receiving some tough competition. Inspired by traditions from all over the world, we're now experimenting with cooking fats like ghee, niter kibbeh, and coconut oil.
But here's another one you should get to know that originates from North Africa. It's funky, flavorful, and unlike anything you already have in your kitchen.