Marrakech, Morocco
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Gain a newfound appreciation for Moroccan cuisine during this small-group, 4-hour cooking class, including shopping at the market, preparation of a traditional dish and lunch. Learn some Arabic phrases from your guide to shop at the ‘souq’ (market) for ingredients. Then create a traditional Moroccan meal such as couscous or ‘tagine’ (a meat and vegetable dish named after the pot used for cooking). Finish by enjoying lunch with fellow students in the courtyard of a 'riad,' a traditional Moroccan dwelling. This small-group class, limited to 12 participants, also includes a recipe sheet so you can replicate the dish later.
  • Cook and eat authentic Moroccan Tajine
  • Learn some Arabic and shop for fresh ingredients from a local open-air market called a souq
  • Make a classic Moroccan Tajine
  • Feast on your culinary creations in a peaceful riad setting
  • Recipe sheet included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
Get a taste for the lively flavors and vibrant culture of Morocco during this small-group cooking class, allowing you the chance to shop for ingredients at the market, cook a traditional dish and enjoy your efforts for lunch inside a typical riad dwelling. This food-lover’s tour is the perfect blend of cultural immersion along with a chance to explore the delicious flavors that characterize this North African country’s culinary heritage.

Start your trip by meeting your group and guide at 9am in the Djemaa El Fna, the central square at the heart of Marrakech. Follow your guide through the winding city streets back to a riad to kick off your food experience. Pick up a few Arabic words that you’ll put to use as you bargain for ingredients like vegetables, meat and, most importantly, spices at the local souq. During your shopping trip you’ll be on the lookout for typical Moroccan ingredients including mint and olives from the city of Meknes, saffron from Taliouine and citrus from Fez.

Once you’ve finished your shopping, return to your riad to begin your hands-on cooking session. Follow your guide’s instructions as you prepare a typical Moroccan dish such as tagine or the comparable tangia (composed of couscous with vegetables and meat), pastila (an apple-based dessert) or harira (a traditional North African soup served with dates).

Afterward, dig into your freshly-prepared meal set inside the beautiful courtyard of your riad. You’ll also leave your session with a recipe sheet, allowing you to re-create your dish when you return home (and impress family and friends).

Finish your culinary experience by returning to the city’s Djemaa El Fna, where you can continue your day by shopping for spices and immersing yourself in the whirlwind of smells, sights and sounds that characterize this unique city.

Reviews

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R
, Nov 2018

Highlights: Well-organised cooking class, clear communication during cooking class, instructor was engaging and knowledgeable, shared interesting facts about local culture, small class size, and dishes chosen to be prepared are well-curated, site of cooking class had nice ambience and well-appointedLowlights: Instructor came in 25 mins late from advertised/agreed call time. Difficulty in reaching the tour company with contact details provided.

j
, Jul 2018

We met at the market and went shopping for the ingredients and then went to a Riad to cook. It was very organized even though there were about 15 people in total. We had fun getting to know others and cooking a new dish!

D
, Apr 2018

Great experience for our family of three, including a 13-year-old child. Great guide, great venue, and delicious recipe / lunch. Highly recommend this experience.

g
, Mar 2018

Highly recommend taking cooking class in Marrakech especially from Karima under Urban Adventures. She provided a wonderful learning experience while purchasing fresh produce and poultry in the market and preparing/cooking the tangine Riad Thycas. We had a group of 10 people which was a good size for this class. For our group, we met at 0900 and left her Riad by 1400 well fed.

We cooked chicken and vegetable tangine with lemon. I under estimated the veggie tangine but that was tasty and the first to be fully consumed. YUMMY.

Word of warning, the poultry was 'fresh', 'very fresh'.

D
, Mar 2018

We met on time on the agreed spot and went directly to the market. Packed with all the fresh ingredients we walked to the place where we started the preparation. We were a great crowd from all over the world including Fatima and her colleague who showed us how to prepare and cook a real Moroccan tagine. I have never tasted such as delicious meal before and after I went to this great cooking class.

y
, Mar 2018

It was just two of us on the tour and Karima was a great guide. Started out with getting fresh ingredients including a poor chicken and then taking them to a Riad and cooking. It was a great experience and the tagine turned out really great.

R
, Feb 2018

We had a great tour with Fatima for three of us. It was amazing to see where our ingredients come from and how tasty food we can prepare under careful eye of our teacher. Would recommend to everyone.

s
, Jan 2018

Most delicious tagine in Morocco! The guide Sanaa is such a delightful, enthusiastic person. From the moment we met her, she was upbeat and eager to share her culture. Navigating the souks to pick the fresh ingredients is what sets this class apart--you get to talk to the local vendors and learn the names of the foods in Arabic--also great to see where your food is coming from. I would highly recommend this cooking class if you like Moroccan food and are interested in getting an inside view on how its prepared.

I
, Dec 2017

Great experience from getting food ingredients to learning to make a Chicken Tagine. The home we cooked in also had wifi. Even had a demonstration of how to prepare and pour mint tea.

m
, Dec 2017

This was the best experience ever for my trip. I love everything about this experience its a must .


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