I absolutely loved my cooking experience. Our host was very nice and walked us through everything. We were also lucky and the group was just 5 people so not overwhelming. The veggies and spices were from the local market that day and the chicken was straight from the butcher (as in we could of named it first before they prepared it) the freshest meal I've ever had. However think the cost of this tingly experience was definitely overpriced.
I have really enjoyed my cooking experience with Rita - a lovely Moroccan girl very passionate about cooking, baking and food photography. We spent the entire morning chatting like best friends while buying all fresh ingredients for our tagine chicken and Moroccan salad. Rita introduced me to all herbs and spices used in Moroccan cuisine and also she taught me how to make a mint tea. I loved cooking with her and getting to know more things about Marrakech, the local food and people. Rita helped me record my experience, share the full recipe with me afterwards and walked me back to the place where we met. I highly recommend this tour. It's a great way to get acclimated to the city, especially if you are a foodie like me! :)
The traditional North African dish tagine is a slow-cooked stew, prepared with meat, fish or vegetables and combined with various fruits and spices. It’s actually named after the earthenware pots that it is cooked in, and you’ll be using one of these while you learn how to cook this delicious meal. Your experience begins with a visit to a local souk, a Moroccan market where you’ll be given a short Arabic lesson to enable you to purchase ingredients from the stallholders.
During the cookery lesson, hosted by a friendly local chef in a lovely traditional riad, you’ll learn about the history of Moroccan cuisine, its influences and the various ingredients such as mint and olives from Meknes, and citrus fruits from Fez. Once the meal is ready, sit down to enjoy it while you get to know your fellow chefs! And don’t forget you’ll also receive a handy recipe guide so you can make your own tagine when you get home.