Marrakech Cooking classes

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Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

1. Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

You will meet Khmisa and Kawtar, who will host you for a meal at Khmisa's place in the heart of Medina. Enjoy Moroccan traditional cuisine together with the chefs. You will be welcomed with traditional mint tea. First, you will discuss with the chefs the menu choices for you, which will be composed of the most typical best Moroccan dishes. Then you will go with Chef Khmisa to the Old Souk. The walk through the souk to buy the fresh ingredients will allow you to learn more about Moroccan culinary culture. Once back home from the market, you will start the preparation with the chef. You can sit and enjoy the meal with your group, or if you’ve chosen the private tour option, dine with your close friends and family and take in the home-cooked food.

Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

2. Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

Get ready for the ultimate tajine experience on this one of a kind tour in Marrakech. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to whip up a tajine from scratch, using ingredients from the famous Marrakech souks. The best part of it all? You get to devour your tajine after you’ve made it! Stroll among the locals as you select the meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. Learn how spices are used, and about their historic importation to Morocco over thousands of years. Discover homegrown ingredients, such as saffron from Taliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez. Then, during your hands-on cookery class, an expert chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes central to Moroccan meals. Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tagine, tanjia, and harira. Although the last is a soup, it is considered a dish in itself, especially during Ramadan, and is often served with delicious local dates. Once you have prepared your tagine meal, sit down to savor the delights of your cookery class in the delightful surroundings of a typical riad. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel, armed with your own exclusive Moroccan recipes to try at home.

Marrakesh: Private Cooking Class & Local Market Shopping

3. Marrakesh: Private Cooking Class & Local Market Shopping

On this special journiey in Marrakech, be ready for the ultimate cooking experience. You'll learn how to make a tajine and shop fresh local products from popular Marrakech souks. What's the finest thing about it all? After you've finished making your tajine, you get to eat it! Stroll around the streets with the locals while selecting the meats, veggies, herbs, and spices that make up Moroccan cuisine. Discover how spices are used and how they have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years. Discover locally cultivated items like Taliouine saffron, Meknes mint and olives, and Fez oranges and lemons. A skilled chef will then teach you how to produce classic meals during your hands-on cooking workshop.

Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

4. Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

Have you always dreamed of colorful markets, unfamiliar eastern spices, and preparing a simple but exquisite tagine with the freshest ingredients? Then you will be elated with this cooking course. You'll be picked up in lively Jemaa El Fna and driven to Riad by one of our employees. There, the lead chef will be waiting for you with the ingredients prepared. In the kitchen courtyard, you'll work under artful instruction, cooking an exquisite 4-course meal using traditional recipes and a small clay, coal-burning oven. While your tagine cooks over the fire, you'll prepare a selection of Moroccan salads that serve as the prelude to every Moroccan meal. At the end, dessert will be served. Enjoy a good Moroccan wine with your own authentic meal, and linger after your cooking adventure for mint tea and fresh pastries. Moroccan cuisine uses only regional, seasonal products and provides a wonderful balance of sweet and salty dishes; it makes use of original ingredients like rose water and pickled lemons. Your cooking course can be tailored to your wishes. For those who want to learn a little bit about shopping in Morocco, an optional visit to an authentic Moroccan bazaar is just the thing. The market visit will be followed by a tea ceremony and a snack.

Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

5. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation, or other location on arrangement, and then transfer to a riad to learn more about the food culture of Morocco and take part in a cooking class to discover how to cook the recipes for yourself.   Hear all about the secrets of Moroccan cuisine from a chef and experience the simple but warm hospitality of the Berbers. Prepare your own chicken tagine with lemon and olive, or couscous with various vegetables, along with different salads typical of Morocco and a delicious dessert made with fruit. Sit down to taste what you have prepared in a friendly atmosphere with your cooking team. Then, get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the amazing experience.

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 316 reviews

My family got educated by Mrs. Kawtar. Kawtar is communicative, has humour and guided us patiently through this Maroccan cooking session. Everyone was enthousiastic in my family and would not want to have missed this experience. Highly recommended!

Fantastic family cooking experience with Auntie and niece in their traditional Riad. Very welcoming and informative. Perfect for our family holiday. We felt really welcomed and the whole experience was superb from start to finish 10/10

It was excellent and very authentic. Kawtar and her auntie are very kind, polite and accommodating. The whole experience was amazing.

Best cooking class ever! Made a lemon chicken Tagine, salad, desert and mint tea. So gracious, informative and yummy.

Such an enjoyable experience. Wonderful hosts and we learnt to cook some fantastic traditional Morrocan food.