Similar to Middle Eastern customs, bread is often used to scoop food off of a plate or to soak up a spicy sauce or stew.
More traditional Berber families usually eat flat, wheat bread.
The Romans, who eventually took over Algeria, also grew various grains.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Algeria ranked among the top ten importers of grain (such as wheat and barley) in the world, according to Arabic
Traditional Algerian cuisine, a colorful combination of Berber, Turkish, French, and Arab tastes, can be either extremely mild or packed with flavorful seasonings.