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A Foodie Guide to Marrakech

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October 25, 2014 / Moroccan / By
Rachael

 

Food is one of the highlights of a visit to Marrakech and here’s how to experience the very best of Moroccan cuisine.

Explore the Souk

The souks are one of the best places to go and sniff out the smells and flavours of fine Moroccan cuisine. In intriguing shops piled high with boxes, bottles and potions are the spice sellers who often double as a health adviser. Look out for the Ras el Hanout used to flavour the cooking here as it makes an excellent souvenir. Elsewhere in the souk there are mint sellers, vendors of preserved lemons and mint, and delicate pastries that are tempting treats. Don’t forget to look out for the bread ovens where locals take their dough to be baked during the day. There are also lots of tagines and pots to buy in the souks which make great souvenirs. Do check the glaze first though to ensure it will not crack in your oven back home.

Dine out in the Djemma el Fnaa

At night the central square in Marrakech comes to life with an array of food stands that produce a range of delicacies. Amongst the flames, sizzling and grilling are kebabs, snails, and tagines all waiting for customers to dine out. Look a little closer and you’ll see drummers waiting to entertain, travellers coming off a bus from the desert, and storytellers enchanting a crowd. For a meal with a very different feel to it the Djemma is one of the best places in Africa to join in the atmosphere and eat well.

Learn to cook Moroccan

Marrakech has several places where you can learn to cook a typical Moroccan meal. The experience usually starts with a visit to the souk to buy the fresh ingredients. These are taken to the kitchen of a Moroccan dada who will show you the fine art and secrets of how to make that perfect Moroccan meal. This is usually eaten at the end of the lesson but what a repertoire of recipes you’ll take away to impress friends with at dinner parties.

Enjoy Moroccan tea

Moroccan tea is traditionally made with fresh mint and is very refreshing. It is not uncommon to be offered a glass of tea whilst perusing carpets or other souvenirs, such is Moroccan hospitality. Why not try some sweet pastries with a glass of tea in a café. It is a lovely end to a foodie day in Marrakech.

Finally Marrakech is full of wonderful restaurants serving traditional food. At the Kosi Bar you can watch the storks nesting as the sun goes down and at Café Arabe the tagines are superb. There are new places springing up all the time in this bustling town and tasting the pastillas or other delicacies is all part of the experience. For somewhere that works the taste buds to the max head to Marrakech and explore the foodie highlights. It is an amazing place and the cuisine is renowned throughout the world. Go taste it and see.

 


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