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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech

  • Visit the market to shop for ingredients and spices
  • Prepare a traditional Moroccan dish you can recreate at home
  • Chance to experience Moroccan hospitality in a local house
Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
Cook a feast of traditional Moroccan foods with a small-group Marrakech cooking class that includes lunch in a traditional Moroccan home. Since you’ll go all the way from market-fresh ingredients to a finished meal, this cooking class is a great way to learn techniques and recipes that you can easily recreate in your home kitchen.
What to Expect
Join a guide at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then head into the historic medina to shop for the day’s ingredients. You’ll browse stalls selling meat and vegetables as well as locally-grown olives, mint, saffron, and citrus fruits, learning the Arabic words for key ingredients as you shop.

Next, visit a traditional Moroccan home to meet the chef and start to cook. You’ll prepare a main such as tagine or tangia, both baked dishes of couscous with vegetables and meat, harira, a hearty soup served with dates, or pastila, an apple-based dessert.

When the meal is ready, sit down in the courtyard to share the feast with your fellow cooks and travelers. At the end of the leisurely lunch, return to Jemaa el-Fnaa, where you can shop for spices to bring home, or just soak up the bustling atmosphere of the city’s most iconic square.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Authentic Moroccan Cooking Experience

With our wonderful hostess meeting us out front of cafe France, and after basic introductions, we headed into the souks to the fresh food markets where we delighted in the fragrances of of citrus, tomatoes, fresh mint and coriander, cumin, cinnamon etc. From our 'never...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Tagine cooking with Karima

We had a lot of fun with Karima… first buying the ingredients at the local market and then preparing a delicious chicken tagine with lemon, a salad and we also learnt how to make a proper Moroccan mint tea. Highly recommend this activity to anyone...More

Thank mperillo2018
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
An excellent experience

We, a family of five with two teenagers, tried this experience by way of doing something outside of our normal comfort zone. We are so glad we did. The shopping experience in the market was enlightening and an experience on its own. The cooking part...More

2  Thank KKLJSPN
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile
Feast for the senses

My fiancé and I did this tour and it lived up to all its reviews. The tour began by meeting in the main square where we met with Karima and the rest of our group early in the morning we began with a short walk...More

2  Thank Brock A
Reviewed 7 July 2018
A must do tour of morocco

Do not miss this tour in Marrakech. A short walk into the square and you will be met by the lovely Karima and set off to the market to get the food for the class....freshness guaranteed. The class is very well conducted and the food...More

Thank 974mconnolly
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Philip K
10 September 2018|
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Response from susan h | Reviewed this property |
You make 1 tajine between 2 people so if you both agree, no problem. If it's just you, I'm sure the lovely ladies who run it will accomodate as long as you speak to them before you get to the market. Yes you will be back to... More
Kennedy H
1 May 2018|
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Response from Andree | Reviewed this property |
It's about 6 hours. I think we took a long time over lunch!
Chun-Kai K
18 April 2018|
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Response from Andree | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely contact Urban Adventures through their website or via email or whomever you booked the tickets through initially.