For many, "couscous" conjures up images of an exotic grain served in a colorful Moroccan bazaar. Despite this somewhat incorrect notion, or maybe partly because of it, consumer interest in couscous is growing and so is the market.
"Sales have been growing rapidly," said Susan Frankel, president of Melting Pot Foods, Oak Park, Ill., which carries the Marrakesh Express line of flavored couscous mixes. "I think there is a growing awareness of the product. A lot of food editors have devel