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  • Location:Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook a Tagine in Marrakech

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Karima our host was perfect. She told us the Arabic words for all the ingredients she purchased from the souk. The chickens were alive when she bought them !! We then went to her family Riad to cook a tagine each, and a Moroccan salad to go with it. She also showed us how to make traditional mint tea. While the tangines were cooking over the charcoal, we relaxed up on the roof terrace where Karima served us tea/coffee and biscuits. There were 4 of us on this day 2 couples, and we all got on very well. Then came the great tasting - it was all delicious food. We had a great morning, with lovely people, and great fresh Moroccan food. This class is perfect for both good home cooks, and novices. Nothing too complicated and all well instructed. Thank you Karima

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

My wife and I were met at the appointed place by Kamimcl may be misspelled We strolled through the souk and food market where we saw and tasted local foods. We purchased our products to cook later. We the walked to our host rial where we sat around a table and following instructions we prepared our products fo the tagine. It was cooked over charcoal while we prepared and ate a salad. This was an overall great experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was fun, first we buy the groceries at the local market and then we cooked our own Tajine mael at Karima's house. It was a very nice experience and we loved Karima and her family. When you go to Marrakech you must do a cooking class!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

What a wonderful way to learn how to cook a proper Moroccan tagine, than in the beautiful traditional house of a local family.
We booked a the cookery trip via the website Viator, who in turn use a local business.
Its a must-do experience in Marrakesh!
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our local guide Karima picked us up outside Café Paris in the chaotic Djemaa El Fna far right hand side of the square, and took us through the labyrinth of alleys and souks, where we stopped en route to her family home to purchase all the ingredients needed to each make our own lemon chicken tagine. The stops included a spice shop, mint stall, vegetable stall, olive shack and not for the faint hearted Westerner the live chicken counter. Dont worry, after she picked the ones required, and had them weighed we didnt stick around to see our fresh chicken prepared. You have to appreciate its a way of life, and one we are very ignorant to, as we are great at disconnecting such thoughts, where we do our weekly shop in Asda!
We stepped from the madding streets of Marrakesh into this beautiful tranquil home, and were made so welcome by the host family. Of course you have the obligatory welcome Mint Tea, and then set to work on making your own tagine traditionally over coals, where Karima taught us, with the assistance of her sister, and mother. The result was by far the best tagine we ate during our stay and we werent biased as we made it!.
What a lovely family-ran business, it was both a privilege and the highlight of our holiday to meet Karima and her family and to cook the native dish synonymous with Morocco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

My girlfriend and I were greeted by our cooking teacher infront of a cafe in the Medina (AMAZING WOMAN!) and took us to the souks to shop for our ingredients. We were taken to her Riad to learn the amazing tagine recipe. I strongly suggest this to couples of all ages, adventurous eaters, groups

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Karima was amazing. Great class in her Riad after shopping at the Souk. BRILLIANT experience. Food was divine and it was perfect in every way from the setting, the food, preparation, follow up from Karima by email with recipes to the warmth, hospitality and sense of community. A MUST DO TOUR.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The tour guide Karima was extremely good. The riad where she taught me to cook was very nice. The instructions were good and the food delicious
. It was a very enjoyable experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This was truly a GREAT time! Having to buy the ingredients, including a live chicken, first we got to experience the market. We also learned some Arabic words along the way. Then on to Karima's home. We were shown how to make traditional mint tea, then had hands on experience making our own tagines. The food was AMAZING! If you like to cook, or even if you don't this was fun, educational and DELICIOUS, thank you Karima for a delightful morning!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Karima was the 'guide' and was amazing. She took extra time to spend with us in the souks and get to know us. Such a unique travel experience and had time for lots of pictures. The food was also DELICIOUS!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

It was a great way to break into Morocco. Learning the Arabic proved to be very useful. It was fun to get to the Market before all the craziness hits later in the day. Our guide Karima was excellent!! The food was great and so easy to prepare we can easily replicate a great Moroccan meal at home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

I spent a wounderful time in this tour. I really enjoyed walking in the souks chosing and buying vegetables, spices and different ingredients for my own tagine with the teacher, who was pacient, kind and helpful.
The riad, where the class took place, is so cute. I felt well being in that place.
The food was amazing, much better than in the restaurants.
For sure I'm gonna use the tagine at home. And I guess, it'll became my best friend in the kitchen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This is a must if you go to Marrakech. Karima took us to the market where we purchased the ingredients for our tajine. We prepared it and drank mint tea. Finally we each received the recipe to take home. A great way to experience the culture.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Had a wonderful time visiting the markets to start, then heading to a beautiful riad to cook. We had so much fun cooking and watching the tagines simmer away over charcoal. Everything was delicious and great to leave with spices and a recipe.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

My friend and I took this cooking class in October of 2013. I was reluctant to book it, as it was new on Viator and there were no prior reviews. I am soooo glad, however, that I went with my gut and booked it. This class was probably the highlight of our vacation in Morocco!

In all fairness, there was a slight glitch with the local company confirming our hotel pickup. I included our hotel information in the booking, but the instructions on the voucher said that we needed to contact the company to confirm our pickup time. I contacted the company on multiple occasions, and no one returned any of my emails. Because the company never confirmed our pickup, my friend and I met in their central “meeting spot.” As it turns out, though, they had been waiting for us at our hotel while we were waiting for them in the meeting spot. Slight hiccup! However, other than that, the class was very well executed.

There were four people in our class that day, and our instructor, Karina, was absolutely phenomenal. Once we all finally met up, we went shopping for ingredients in the market. Karina taught us how to say certain words in Arabic, and we had a great time walking through the market and seeing how locals interact with each other. When we arrived at the Riad, we were served mint tea while Karina gathered all of the ingredients for our lunch. We first made individual tagine chickens. While the tagines were cooking we made a Moroccan salad. Both dishes were delicious and inspired my friend and I to purchase our own tagines to use back in the States. Karina was a great instructor and very patient. At the conclusion, she provided us with all of the recipes and walked us back to the main square.

I would definitely recommend this class to anyone visiting the area.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

Great way to spend time in marrakesh. The tagine we cooked was probably the best we had in the entire trip! It's not ver hard to make and easy to replicate back at home. Would recommend this tour to everyone!

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

Really enjoyed walking through the market picking produce, our chef was really welcoming and helpful, the chicken shine we made tasted delicious and I will definitely be making it at home. I just felt that it was a bit slow in places while we waited for food to be cooked, but for the money bargain.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2014

Our somewhat disappointing experience may be put sown to the fact that there was only us ther, so other than the guide we had no one to interact with. She took us through the souks shopping to gather our ingredients, and then back to a small riad to prepare and enjoy the meal. But there were long periods of just sitting around waiting for her to get ready. Also had time to fall asleep on the roof top for an hour while we waited for the tangine to cook. This could have been a very sociable day, with new people to share a cooking experience with, but we felt out of place. As for the actual lesson, she was helpful and did her best, but didn't give vital information such as soaking the tangine pot for a few hours first (I guessed this and she confirmed it) - all I can say is that as experienced cooks we now know what NOT to do and how to change the dish into something that wasn't burned and which ingredients would be better to use.
It was not all disaster tho, she was a really pleasant lady and at times we felt we were being taken to a friend house to cook together, she also helped us buy a couple of tangines and some spices.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2014

i had bo idea it was lynch not dinber
where did it say that?
couldnt make it at 9am! viator is rigid and i wasted 90$ fr two!
beaware viator accomodates no one!tough on customers
pls say where 9am was publicized?
Turkey trip i was in Turkish ICU fr 3 days couldnt go on tours,lost 249$ on two

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