Learning about the Berber People of Morocco

One of the most amazing days of our Morocco itinerary was the day we spent in a traditional Berber village learning about Berber culture. The opportunity to eat traditional couscous, lamb tagine and learn about the lives of the Berber people in the village firsthand is an experience we will never forget. Greeted by the smell of smoke from the fire and Hanu, Abdul’s mother, a small wisp of a lady that looks very capable, we are made to feel … Read More

A Morocco Desert Tour- Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

Taking the long way from Marrakech to Fez, spending 5 days and 4 nights traveling through the Moroccan desert to arrive in Fez, is highly recommended. The opportunity to get out of the city, see how the Berber’s live and enjoy the scenery including lush green valleys as well as magnificent sand dunes was the highlight of our Morocco trip. If you have more than 3 days in Morocco spend at least one day in the desert, longer if you … Read More

An Easy, Authentic, Moroccan Chicken Tagine Recipe

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Magical, mystical Morocco! Our authentic, Moroccan, chicken tagine recipe is full of exotic flavors from this colorful and diverse country. A Moroccan tagine recipe is easy to make with everyday ingredients and you don’t need a tagine pot to make it! Watch our video of a Moroccan, Berber family cooking tagines at home. And, how common are tagine restaurants in Morocco? Well I can answer that one straight off the bat. They’re everywhere and the range of tagines available on … Read More

How to Spend a Lovely 4 Days in Marrakech

Wondering how long to stay and how to spend your time in Marrakech? Here we detail what to do day by day including activities, review Dar Les Cigognes, the riad where we stayed, and suggest where to eat if you have up to four days in Marrakech. Marrakech Morocco’s Red City Mystical, marvelous Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh). In my mind it is a somewhat exotic destination with a mystique all its own. And honestly, I think that’s why you go … Read More

How to Make Easy Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

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Our carrot, orange and ginger soup is simple to prepare and contains everyday ingredients. If you’re looking for popular Moroccan appetizers, why not consider a Moroccan soup instead? This soup will surprise you with its depth of flavor and beautiful spicing. It’s a lovely soup your whole family will enjoy. Carrot, orange and ginger soup is moderately spiced. It contains some fresh and dried spices and herbs which Moroccans would purchase from their local spice souk (or market). If you’re … Read More

Essaouira: The Perfect Long Weekend for Moroccan Food

To explore Morocco and Moroccan food, staying at boutique hotel Madada Mogador in Essaouira on Morocco’s west coast, makes the perfect long weekend or mid-week break. Dine at La Table Madada, an excellent seafood restaurant and learn all about Moroccan food first hand with a cooking class and tour of the spice souk. Think of Morocco and images of exotic souks, beautiful Moorish architecture and of the course the tagine all come to mind. Any food lover knows Moroccan food … Read More

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