Enjoy the colors, sights and scents of the market and rub shoulders with the locals as you select the meat and vegetables you need.
Then enjoy a hands-on cookery class with an expert chef. Discover the secrets to the various spices and ingredients used in Moroccan cooking while learning to make Moroccan salads, tajines or couscous. Feast on your achievements!
For your enjoyable Tajine Cookery Class, Please meet your guide outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna and transferred to a riad (traditional Arab house) in the medina. Here you’ll learn the Arabic words for the ingredients for your recipe of the day.
Visit the souq and mix with the local Marrakeshi as you shop for the fresh produce for your meal; the meat and vegetables, herbs and flavorings that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. This is the perfect opportunity to try out your new language skills!
Spices are used extensively in Moroccan cookery and have been imported here for thousands of years. There are also many home-grown ingredients like saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes and oranges and lemons from Fez.
During your hands-on cookery class, the chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes that are central to Moroccan cuisine. Along the way you'll learn about the spices and key ingredients needed to make authentic fare.
Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tajine, tanjia and harira. Although the latter is a soup it is considered as a dish in itself, especially during the month of Ramadan. It’s often served with delicious local dates.
For lunch, you get to savor the gastronomic delights of your morning cookery class, while enjoying the riad setting. Finally head back to Djemma el Fna Square where the tour finishes. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel or you can continue your shopping in the local souqs.
English-speaking guide Lunch Recipe sheet
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. You will be in a group of maximum of 12. If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Enjoyed this experience very much. Would highly recommend....
United States, 02/Jul/2014
I booked this mainly for my daughter as shes a foody not like myself. So i was pleasantly surprised how much i enjoyed it.I loved going shopping for the food in the markets but...
United Kingdom, 03/Jun/2014
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