Take a half-day traditional Moroccan cooking course in Marrakech to learn how to make Tajines, Couscous, Pastilla, and other dishes that reflect Moroccan culture. All ages and skill levels—from adults to kids—are catered to in this program.
- Cook and eat authentic Moroccan Tajine
- Learn some Arabic and shop for fresh ingredients from a local open-air market called a souq
- Make a classic Moroccan Tajine Feast on your culinary creations in a peaceful riad setting
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
Discover a fresh appreciation for Moroccan food during this 4-hour, small-group cooking session that includes market shopping, making a traditional dish, and lunch. Learn a few Arabic words and phrases from your tour guide before going ingredient shopping at the souq. Make a classic Moroccan cuisine like couscous or “tagine” next (a meat and vegetable dish named after the pot used for cooking). Finish off by having lunch with your classmates in the courtyard of a “riad,” a typical Moroccan house. A recipe sheet is also included in this 12-person small-group session so you can make the dish at home.
In this small-group cooking lesson, you will get a taste of the rich tastes and culture of Morocco. You will get the opportunity to shop for goods in the market, prepare a traditional meal, and eat the results of your labors for lunch inside a typical riad. The ideal opportunity for cultural immersion and a chance to experience the mouthwatering delicacies that define this North African nation’s culinary legacy can be found on this foodie trip.
Meet your group and guide at 9am at the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech’s major square, to begin your excursion. Back at a riad, follow your guide through the narrow city alleyways to begin your culinary adventure. Learn a few Arabic terms that you may use when haggling at the neighborhood souq for food items including meat, veggies, and, most importantly, spices. You’ll be on the lookout for traditional Moroccan ingredients throughout your shopping excursion, such as mint and olives from Meknes, saffron from Taliouine, and citrus from Fez.
Return to your riad after finishing your shopping to start your hands-on cooking lesson. Prepare a classic Moroccan cuisine like tagine or the equivalent tangia (couscous with vegetables and meat), pastila (an apple-based dessert), or harira according to your guide’s directions (a traditional North African soup served with dates).
After that, tuck into your freshly made lunch that is being served in your riad’s lovely patio. Additionally, a recipe sheet will be given to you at the end of the session so that you may recreate the dish once you get home (and impress family and friends).
Returning to the city’s Djemaa El Fna after your culinary adventure will allow you to continue your day by shopping for spices and taking in the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and fragrances that make up this special city.
- Recipe sheet.
- Local English-speaking guide.
- Bottled water.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Gratuities (optional).