You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to a riad 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; meat and vegetables, herbs and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. This is the perfect opportunity to try out your new language skills!
Spices are used extensively and have been imported here for thousands of years. There are also many homegrown 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.
- Hotel pick-up
- Recipe sheet
- Hotel drop-off
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
- Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
- As Morocco's dress standard is conservative, shoulders and knees should be covered at all times. Please do not wear shorts, low-cut tops, and midriff shirts as these will restrict your entry into religious buildings and family homes and may offend sensibilities. Long, light-colored, and lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers, and skirts are proper and comfortable.
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"This was a great experience. After being picked up we went for a leisurely walk through the souk for the ingredients for the Tajine including selecting the chicken (who is alive) and doing a little more shopping while it is being prepared. The Riad was beautiful, and after mint tea the preparation was fun and very easy. Great tips on using spices and making preserved lemon. The whole experience was fun, full of information and the Tajine tasted amazing. A great way to spend a morning and learn about another culture and how to cook an amazing dish. "
Cornelius (Con) O., Canada