SaharaTrek Cooking ClassMoroccan cuisine is a rich tapestry of flavors influenced by Arab, Mediterranean, and Berber cultures that have shaped the country over centuries. From the intricate spice blends to the vibrant colors and ceremonious way of eating, experiencing an authentic Moroccan meal is truly a feast for the senses.

One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Morocco’s culinary traditions is by taking a cooking class. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get hands-on as you learn the techniques and ingredients that make Moroccan food so distinctive and delicious.

Moroccan Cooking Class with SaharaTrekYour lesson begins at a local market, winding through the labyrinth of stalls piled high with pyramids of spices, mounds of colored olives, and aromatic bunches of fresh herbs. Your instructor will guide you in selecting the brightest veggies, the plumpest dates, and the most fragrant spice blends like the famed ras el hanout.

From the market, you’ll head to a traditional riad or home kitchen to begin cooking. Prepare a chermoula marinade fragranced with saffron, garlic, and lemon to marinate fish or meat. Chop aromatics like cilantro and parsley to mingle with spices like cumin, ginger, and turmeric for vegetable tagines or salads.

Learn how to knead and roll outriru dough for the flakiest msemmen or flatbreads. Master the patient art of folding plump cigars of vermicelli and spiced meat to make bastilla, Morocco’s iconic savory-sweet pie.

Moroccan cooking class with SaharaTrekAs you cook, you’ll gain insight into the cultural traditions and ceremonies surrounding Moroccan cuisine. When it’s time to eat, dine as Moroccans do – digging your hands into the communal dishes for a truly immersive experience.

Whether you’re a novice home cook or a seasoned chef, you’ll walk away from this cooking class with a deeper appreciation for the layered, labor-intensive processes and signature flavors of Moroccan cuisine. More importantly, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to recreate these delectable dishes at home for family and friends.

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