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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa market to shop for ingredients and spices
  • Prepare a traditional Moroccan dish you can recreate at home
  • Chance to experience Moroccan hospitality in a local house
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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
From US$57.49
Overview
Cook a feast of regional foods with a small-group Marrakech cooking class that includes lunch in a traditional Moroccan home. Since you’ll go all the way from market-fresh ingredients to a finished meal, this cooking class is a great way to learn techniques and recipes that you can easily recreate in your home kitchen.
What to Expect
Join a guide at Jemaa el-Fnaa and then head into the historic medina to shop for the day’s ingredients. Browse stalls selling meat and vegetables as well as locally grown olives, mint, saffron, and citrus fruit, learning the Arabic words for key ingredients as you shop.

Next, visit a traditional Moroccan home to meet the chef and start cooking. Prepare a main, such as tagine or tangia, both baked dishes of couscous with vegetables and meat; harira, a hearty soup served with dates; or pastila, an apple-based dessert.

When the meal is ready, sit down in the courtyard to share the feast with your fellow cooks and travelers. At the end of the leisurely lunch, return to Jemaa el-Fnaa, where you can shop for spices to bring home, or just soak up the bustling atmosphere of the city’s most popular square.
Reviews (143)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
An absolute must!!! Best food you will eat!

A must do when you are visiting Marrakesh. We had the best time learning all about the local markets (didn’t watch the chicken get slaughtered personally). Taken to a lovely Riad for fresh mint tea and then straight into the food prep. Everything was super...More

Thank 77madeleineb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent food

The best tagine (and by far the biggest) we've had in Marrakech was... Made by us! Overlooked by Karima of course. :-) fun morning learning a delicious recipe (for a salad, tagine and dessert) and relaxing on the terrace. Would definitely do it again!

Thank piotra818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Nice Experience

This was a fun experience of cooking local cuisine, however we had some communication issues and were also a bit disappointed that we weren't more involved with the prep work. I had tried to call ahead (for a special dietary request) and no one answered...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank HolySavior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A great experience

My family really enjoyed shopping in the Medina and buys all of our supplies to make our tagine chicken. One of my daughters is a vegetarian and they were very helpful with creating a special tagine for her. The ladies in the kitchen were so...More

Thank Scott_Kes5
Reviewed 9 January 2019
Entertaining experience

I really enjoyed this cooking class - besides the shopping on the market and learning about preparing a tajine our guide Sanae did a really good job in entertaining the group, getting everyone involved. Very interesting conversations with her and the other people - our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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