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Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

Workshop or class

Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

From US$ 54.22 per person


Learn to cook authentic Moroccan tagines in Marrakech. Shop for ingredients at a souk, learn about the uses of herbs and spices, and cook a typical Moroccan meal with an expert chef. Then, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Prepare an authentic Moroccan tagine with an expert chef
  • Learn the Arabic terms for local ingredients
  • Shop for herbs and spices at a local souk, and learn of their importance in Moroccan cooking
  • Enjoy the fruits of your cooking adventure during a lunch in a delightful riad
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
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.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch (Tajine, Moroccan salad)
  • Moroccan tea
  • Recipe sheet
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off

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Meeting point

Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance, this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square. All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try and convince you to do a tour with them, so please make sure that you find the official guide who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge, and be waiting for you in front of the café.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • From September 1st, 2021, travelers over the age of 18 must produce proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to participate in the tour. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination
  • The maximum group size for the group class is 12 people
  • Dress standards are more conservative in Morocco than in most western countries. Shoulders, knees, and cleavage should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts or low-cut tops and showing your midriff is not recommended, as it will restrict your entry into buildings, including private homes, and is considered disrespectful. Long, light-colored, lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers, and skirts are respectful, cover your body, keep you cool in the heat, and protect you from the harsh sun
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Karima was very nice, she met us at the appointed place, walked us through the market to buy the groceries to cook, she answered all our questions regarding food, culture and life in Marrakesh. It was a very nice experience! I definitely recommend it!

March 29, 2023

This was the perfect experience to really get a sense of life in Marrakech in the ❤️ Of the Medina! Starting with shopping in the local food market of the souks and walking thorough the Derbs to get to the host’s Riad (home/hotel) made the experience more authentic. Group of 8 was perfect. Met 3 other great couples and shared stories of travel. The chicken tagine was amazing and shortly after the cooking class, I purchased a terracotta tagine baking dish to take home to make this in Canada! Our host was very patient and we even learned some Arabic! For me, this was a perfect mother/daughter activity with my 20 year old, and I also highly recommend for couples and older families!

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March 29, 2023

Had a wonderful cooking experience! We were taught how to make mint tea, chicken tagine with olives and an orange and banana dessert. Walked through the market to get the products where we were taught Arabic and picked up a very fresh chicken. Would recommend this to others

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 25357