Culinary workshop holiday:
Join us for a memorable week-long break into the culinary world of Morocco. We built on our culinary travel experience with our cooking partners some remarkable itineraries and a great selection of typical and unique recipes. To get to the authentic part and soul of a culture means understanding how and what it eats. A nation’s cuisine strengthens its sense of belonging, bringing alive ancestral memories through stories of the locals’ traditions and usual daily life. The Moroccan sense of preserving those ways of culinary art is worth a detour to give it more esteem. These are handed over through the genes and fingertips. Cooking is their identity. Immensely understood, happily shared and jealously conserved for future generations. In Marrakech, fes or Essaouira we go in search of this in the sophisticated life of medinas and old quarters. This week-end long break cooking journey could not be better accomplished without staying at the hot spots of each city. Most of these dwellings are set up in beautifully restored Riads with comfortable facilities. There are great chances to go on a shopping expedition to buy spices, incenses and herbs from the local markets before you meet a chef Mama for a journey into the Moroccan old ways of cooking. In the peaceful Riads, Transformed subtly to marry traditional with modern, you will enjoy tasteful dishes. Respect the old with a sense of the new.
What’s in the course:
- Learn the Arabic for key local ingredients, Shop with locals at a souq, Learn to make Moroccan cuisine, enjoy a lunch – cooked by you!
- Your guide will teach you the Berber or Arabic words for the ingredients for your recipe of the day.
- Visit the souq and mix with the local as you shop for the fresh produce for your meal; meat and vegetables, herbs and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine.
- 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 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 savour the gastronomic delights of your morning cookery class, while enjoying the riad setting.
- Afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel, armed with your own special Moroccan recipes.
Return transfers from RIAD, Guide, Mama chef, Lunch, Recipe sheet.
Tips and Gratuities for your guide and driver, items of a personal nature.
What to Bring ?
Morocco can be considered a liberal Muslim country as many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves, comparatively however, Morocco is very conservative by standards you may be accustomed to at home and you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline, shoulders, cleavage and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men and women), low-cut tops, and showing midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes and is considered disrespectful to the local culture. Long, light-couloured, lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts are respectful, cover your body, keep you cool in the heat and protect you from the harsh sun.
Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on the tour.
Pick up from centrally located hotels in Marrakech between 9:00 and 9:30.Available