Eat Smart Culinary Tour to Morocco
Moroccan Cuisine is the culinary star of North Africa. Imperial and trade influence has been filtered and blended into Morocco’s culture. Being at the crossroads of many civilizations, the cuisine of Morocco is a melange of Arab, Berber, Moorish, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. Moroccan cooking is enhanced with fruits, dried and fresh. Lemons preserved in a salt-lemon juice mixture bring a unique face to many Moroccan chicken and pigeon dishes. Moroccan sweets are rich and dense confections of cinnamon, almond, and fruit perfumes that are rolled in filo dough, soaked in honey, and stirred into puddings. The cooks in the royal kitchens of Fes, Meknes, Marrakech, Rabat, and Tetouan refined Moroccan cuisine over the centuries and created the basis for what is known as Moroccan cuisine today. Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food.
Join us in getting to the heart of Moroccan culture through an exploration of her tantalizing cuisine. We will discover the secrets of Moroccan dishes by watching renowned chefs as well as home cooks prepare classic creations such as stew-like tagines; hearty, well-spiced soups; salads of ,raw or cooked vegetables in flavorful olive oil dressings; savory and sweet pastry delights; and signature dishes such as bestila, which is made with almost translucent pastry sheets, and the classic Berber couscous.
Also included will be talks on culinary topics and visits to bustling markets to learn about the herbs, spices and condiments that are prevalent in Moroccan cookery. We also see the major tourist sights, yet still have time to shop and relax along the way.
No tour planned for 2017. Please check back for more information on our next Culinary Tour to Morocco.
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