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Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket With Parsley Couscous

Fragrant and boldly spiced, Moroccan beef brisket makes great bedfellows with parsley-flecked couscous.[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

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About the author: Jennifer Olvera is a veteran food and travel writer and author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago." Follow her on Twitter @olverajennifer.

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