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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.