Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Marrakech Part Two // Moroccan Adventure

Moroccan cuisine has long been a favourite of mine. I love tagines and couscous and all the middle eastern spices which are used. 

Me and Emma decided to make Moroccan cuisine part of our trip by taking a cooking class. The class was booked through our hostel, Rainbow Marrakech, and took place at their sister Riad. 

We were welcomed with Moroccan Mint tea and biscuits, and whilst we waited we admired the interior design of the Riad.

After deciding which dishes we wanted to cook, we ventured out with our cooking teacher to the souks in order to buy the ingredients. Buying fresh produce and experiencing the markets like a local was one of my favourite parts of the day, and the whole trip!

I mean just look at all those olives!

We got back to the Riad and started prepping in the little kitchen. 

The dishes we made were Lamb and preserved lemon tangier, a Moroccan dish which is traditionally cooked in a clay pot, along with a Moroccan salad. 

The lunch was the best meal we had the whole time we were in Morocco, made even better with the knowledge that we had bought, prepped and cooked all of it ourselves!

In the afternoon we went to visit one of the must see sights of Marrakech, the Tombeaux saadiens. The tombs were chockablock with intricate Moroccan patterns, something which I fell in love with during our stay.

Back at the hostel, we played with the hostel pets, the tortoises!

We dined at Nomad, a restaurant with the best view over the souks, and the prettiest terrace ever. We shared a number of dishes including the best tasting mezze platter with a carrot dip to die for!


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