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Real Food Adventure - Morocco Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Explore the culinary sensation of Moroccan street food and fine dining.
Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco, where tasty fusions and vibrant aromas excite the senses and bring North African tradition to life. Prepare your tastebuds for a whirlwind tour of flavour sensations in this culinary melting pot, a place where Berber, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and French cooking combine as one. With a scoop of the seaside, a sprinkle of exotic medinas and a dollop of spice markets, this is a journey best served with the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. Mastering traditional recipes with the help of local knowledge, this trip is guaranteed to leave your tastebuds tingling for more. Experience adventurous eating in one of the most culturally diverse regions of the world.
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This culinary experience kicks off by exploring the sights, aromas and bargains of Casablanca’s famous medinas before heading to the ornately grand Hassan II Mosque. Daytrip to Morocco’s oyster capital and visit a farm famous for their tasty crustaceans. Then head back to Casablanca for dinner at “of all the gin joints in all the towns” – Rick’s Café.
Before there was Versailles there was Meknes, an impressive imperial fortress of nearly 50 palaces built by more than 25,000 slaves. Explore these incredible ruins with a local guide, then try a camel burger at a hole-in-the-wall eatery. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan homestay in Moulay Idriss, and help your hosts whip up Morocco's version of the meat pie for dinner.
Enjoy some winetasting at the famous vineyards of Meknes, where 60 per cent of Moroccan wine is made. In Fes, taste your way through the labyrinth of souqs, sampling everything from pickled lemons and warm olives to almond juice and succulent dates. If the season is right, embark on a truffle tour and hunt for this elusive, expensive fungi.
Grab a freshly squeezed orange juice in the Djemaa el-Fna before manoeuvring past tooth vendors and snake charmers towards the main souq, where bargaining is the name of the game. Later, watch local women demonstrate how to make traditional couscous, then explore the Koutoubia Mosque or Jardin Majorelle.
Once a Portuguese settlement, Essaouira is Morocco’s artistic seaside hub. Unwind with a coffee in one of the many alfresco cafés before walking to the fish market and snatching up a bargain for dinner. Be shown how to make Berber whiskey, which is the local name for traditional Moroccan mint tea, and consider taking a tajine cooking class.
Head back to the mayhem of Marrakech. Experience the sensory overload of the main market square at night with an unforgettable outdoor feasting event that balances colourful chaos with fresh flavour, leaving every diner satisfied.
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