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

  • 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
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
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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 (139)
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Reviewed today 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 1 week ago
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
Thank sepia78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great cooking class

We loved this cooking class experience. Shopping involved several stops for vegetables, fresh chicken and spices. The hostess/chef was warm and instructive. We prepared chicken tajine with olives and preserved lemon which had a rich, dark spicy flavor. Since the tajine took about and hour...More

Thank Sails4Fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best experience

I absolutely loved the cooking class and shopping in the markets beforehand. The ladies are all so kind and knowledgeable. The recipes were fantastic. The Riad and kitchen is just so cosy and friendly. A truly special and unique experience. Highly recommended

Thank CoMuc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

Fantastic day to discover authentic moroccan flavors. Karima was an exceptional guide: she accompanied us in the souk to buy the ingredients to use, teaching us their names in arabic. She later welcommed us into her riad and thaught us how to cook a chicken...More

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Halanna L
27 October 2018|
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Response from Beverly S | Reviewed this property |
Jimgiger is correct. However, in our experience, multiple groups meet there, at the same time, so it is important to also look for the "Urban Adventures" sign that the guide will have. Our guide was a couple of minutes late... More