Drawing from Arab, Berber, Jewish, African and French traditions, Morocco Berber cuisine is widely recognized and provides a healthy diet. Morocco is home to an abundance of locally grown fresh food, due to the wonderful climate year-round and smart irrigation. Used with an imaginative range of spices, herbs and oils, the product creates a distinct range of tasty meals including Tajines, Couscous, Salads, and flatbreads. Wander around a souk gives you a sense of the immense range of fresh vegetables and fruits available to Moroccan families and chefs for the best Berber Cooking Class Marrakech.
P.S: Please contact us regarding your SAHARA COOKING CLASSES as we can provide them everywhere you want in Morocco.
Marrakech Pick up & Drop off.
Berber Cooking Class Marrakech preferably to be taken on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday, to explore the local weekly market. You experience the cooking from the beginning to the end. From buying the spices and fresh produce at the weekly market to enjoying the meal while soaking in the lush mountains and village life surrounding you.
The Trip Starts at 9 am, pick up from your accommodation. Head to the Weekly Market to select fresh ingredients (meat, vegetables… Depends on what you want to cook Tagine or couscous ) by yourself as locals.
Explore the beautiful Ourika Valley. You will have an opportunity to visit the women’s cooperative (where the women make Moroccan oil and herbs part), as well as many stops for pictures.
We join a real Berber Family in their house.
The Berber cooking class is run by Malika the Grandmother of the Family, an experienced cook who’s trade secrets have passed down her family for generations. English speaking driver/guide, will do the translation to English and will be assisting in the cooking class as you learn about the techniques of traditional local cooking. How to make mint tea, how to make Moroccan bread, how to cook it in a traditional oven above a wooden fire, and how to milk a cow…). Our cooking class provides a wealthy source of information in Moroccan cuisine, cooking methods, and spices. Dishes are cooked in traditional earthenware Tajines on a Majmar, a charcoal burning brazier.
we will be in Marrakesh around 5 pm.
The BEST authentic day trip.
This was an amazing and very authentic day trip. Youness, our guide, was the best too. He told us all about the history of Morocco and the Berber people, and answered our endless questions as well. We visited a traditional open air market to pick up the food we’d be preparing, before going to a local Berber family home on the side of a mountain. There, we were met by a lovely woman and her extended family. She couldn’t speak English, but wore a big warm smile and Youness translated everything for us. She welcomed us with traditional mint tea which she taught us how to prepare, along with some biscuits and nuts. Then, we got to business cutting up veggies, kneading dough, and layering our tagine. It was all cooked on an open wood fire. We enjoyed a terrific feast, followed by an opportunity to try to milk their cow (which lived in a stall inside their house, beside the kitchen). Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. Our family loved every minute, including each of our 3 children (15 yrs, 11 yrs and 3 yrs). BTW, Youness was so great at assisting our 3 year old so that she could help with the cooking the whole time. Highly recommend this tour.