What better place to learn how to cook Moroccan food than Marrakech? Learn some Arabic phrases from your expert guide and practice them while shopping at a souk, or open-air market, for fresh local ingredients.
What to Expect
Learn some Arabic words for the ingredients you’ll need before going from souk to shop for meat, vegetables and, most importantly, spices. Seek out native ingredients such as saffron from Taliouine, olives and mint from Meknes and citrus fruits from Fez.
Then, return to the riad and roll up your sleeves to begin your hands-on cooking class. Under Habiba’s direction, make a traditional Moroccan dish such as a tagine or the similar tangia; couscous, steamed semolina with meat or vegetables; pastila, a dessert made of apples; or harira, a hearty soup often eaten with dates.
After the cooking's done, it's time to feast! For lunch, savor the authentic Moroccan meal you helped make in the tranquil atmosphere of your riad. Take home a recipe sheet so you can use your new-found knowledge of Moroccan cooking to impress your family and friends.
Afterwards your dinner will be served up in a nice ambience. After your meal relax and enjoy a complimentary, refreshing Moroccan mint tea.