Start the day with a short Arabic lesson before heading off to the market to test your new language skills at the produce stalls.
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.
When does it run?
Please meet your guide outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square.
Please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and be waiting for you in front of the café.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
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Djemma el Fna Square. (Your guide can help you make arrangements to get back to your hotel)