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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
US$58.88
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 (121)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great food, but not that much teaching

We joined this tour on Wednesday, and enjoyed the experience very much. The tour in the market was fabulous, mostly because we got to see the real one where the Moroccans do their own shopping. This is a huge difference to the touristy parts where...More

1  Thank Lene J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Marginal

The result was good, but no learning here. If you’ve ever cooked Tangier, this is just a 4 hour activity doing what you most likely already know.

Thank jimgiger
Redouane E, Manager at Marrakech Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. The class is pretty simple and straightforward like and most moroccan meals, it's also great addition to your cookbook and the result is always great :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Tagine in Morocco

After two weeks in Morocco, I was fairly tagined-out and wondered if this class was going to give me anything different. Did it ever!! Karima takes you through the old souk for fresh ingredients then back to her bright and airy riad to get cooking....More

2  Thank Suze_and_Co
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tagine, no learnings

We have done several cooking classes all over the world and this one was the most boring ever. We wandered around in the market and our guide bought all inredients, without any explanations. At the riad we had to wait for appr. 30 mins before...More

Thank Anna F
Redouane E, Manager at Marrakech Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Anna, I hope that you are well and thank you for your review Our cooking class is one of the best ones in marrakech and it's a hands on class. We strive for perfection and that shows on most of our cooking class reviews...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Authentic Moroccan Cooking Experience

With our wonderful hostess meeting us out front of cafe France, and after basic introductions, we headed into the souks to the fresh food markets where we delighted in the fragrances of of citrus, tomatoes, fresh mint and coriander, cumin, cinnamon etc. From our 'never...More

Thank Sarah C
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Philip K
10 September 2018|
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Response from susan h | Reviewed this property |
You make 1 tajine between 2 people so if you both agree, no problem. If it's just you, I'm sure the lovely ladies who run it will accomodate as long as you speak to them before you get to the market. Yes you will be back to... More
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Kennedy H
1 May 2018|
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Response from Andree | Reviewed this property |
It's about 6 hours. I think we took a long time over lunch!
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Chun-Kai K
17 April 2018|
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Yes definitely contact Urban Adventures through their website or via email or whomever you booked the tickets through initially.
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