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Guest blog story about Top Moroccan Food You Should Taste Once in Your Life


Sharing food stories bounds – Maria, a passionate foodie approached me to share her knowledge about Moroccan Food within the Lovefoodish community

Author: Maria Bella

Top Moroccan Food traditions you should discover once in your life

Morocco is a great country regarding travels. It’s further famous for its traditional food taste. The delicious cuisine of morocco has been enhanced by the many sorts of its long and action-packed history. Over the centuries it has been sophisticated into a captivating blend of Middle Eastern, Iberian, Mediterranean, Arab, Moorish, Berber, African and Jewish inspirations which is exclusively Moroccan. Spices grasp pride of place in any Moroccan kitchen and are used competently to make a variety of characteristic tastes to lure any palate.

Shared spices include cumin, paprika, aniseed, pepper, coriander, sesame seeds, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron, and mint. Couscous productions are an important role in Moroccan cuisine and are acquisition admiration worldwide. Conventionally the main meal is enjoyed at noontime, with the holy month of Ramadan being the omission. Bread is accessible at every meal and it is mutual for Moroccans to eat with the fingers of one hand while bread, on the other hand, is used as a utensil.

 All you need to know about Couscous

Couscous is initially from Morocco and often presented with meat or vegetable stew. Usually it’s set up on the Muslim blessed day (Friday) and for extraordinary events, however you can discover it at most eateries and bistros.

What is Chermoula?

Chermoula is a mixture of herbs and flavors utilized when barbecuing or heating fish and seafood. Depending upon the blend, you’ll get types of onion, coriander, peppers or saffron. Generally you’ll consider it to be a dipping sauce as well!

Why you should try a steamed sheep head

In the celebration of Eid al-Adha, everybody slaughters a sheep and steams that for hours. You can ordinarily buy a half or entire head and appreciate it with cumin, salt, and peppers. The entire head is expendable, however the best parts are the delicate cheek meat and tongue.

The function of the traditional cooking instrument: Tagine

The Tagine can be found in different types. It’s a clay cooking pot with a funnel shaped top. It is used to prepare numerous sorts of dishes. They are slow-cooked to perfection. A tagine can be prepared for chicken, meat, sheep, fish and any different type of veggies.

Mint tea – a well known tradition

Everybody has his or her own particular interpretation of mint tea, which is the drink of option in Morocco. It’s a green tea base with bunches of mint leaves and sugar.

What is Bissara?

Ordinarily served for breakfast, this is a rich and generous soup produced using dried fava beans. Commonly it will be completed with new olive oil and a sprinkle of cumin.

Do you like eggplant fritters?

Aubergine, or eggplant, is a basic in a couple of various dishes in the Moroccan cuisine. When preparing it make sure to remove the wastes. The eggplant is cut then they are dunk in a paprika better before deep frying them for a delicious side dish.

What about a stuffed Camel Spleen

Going up against the type of a sausage, stuff camel spleen is delicate and creamy. It’s generally loaded with hamburger or sheep, olives, flavors, and a touch of hump fat. It’s ordinarily served in a sandwich.



Would you try the sheep’s head, pigeon pie, or snail soup in your next morocco holiday? Which of these dishes would you love to eat most?

Which of these dishes would you love to eat most? Do you need any suggestion or help in organizing your next Morocco holiday? I am happy to assist you in preparing your culinary and historical adventure travel. Check the page of Virikson Morocco Holidays here

A mealtime may start with salads that are followed by a traditional Moroccan tagine. Mint tea will be obliged either with the meal or at the end. Regular fruit may comprehensively complete a meal, or on singular occasions, a pastry replete with almond adhesive and dusted with sugar known as Saab el ghazal (gazelle’s horns) may be helped. Halwa she bek ai, a pretzel formed piece of profound fried dough, bowl-shaped in honey and scattered with sesame seeds, is also prevalent.

Why the diversity of Moroccan dishes appears boundless

Usually the Moroccan spend time outside while the women are in charge of their homes and look after the kids. This means that you will not likely find more woman at a cafés or restaurants. If you are a woman traveler and you strike up tasting some food, you will likely be invited to restaurants or to a great street food. On the other hand, if you are a man or a man and woman traveling together, you will probably be invited to a stylish or traditional café for some tea or a meal. Staying in a foreign country is always exhilarating, and appreciating the food of the native people you meet during your travels finishes the experience. So be certain to try out the many flavor-filled features of Moroccan tasty cuisine. The diversity of Moroccan dishes appears boundless, but they all have something in common – they are all delightful. When you are in Morocco, be sure to try out outmoded favorites such as the triple-layered savory pastry known as Bisteeya, or Mechoui slow-roasted lamb.

Moroccans have always been acclaimed for their single spice mixtures resulting in unbelievable taste sensations. Whilst in your Morocco family holidays, eat like a Moroccan! Have a look out at this list of Moroccan delicious food Restaurants and choose the best one where to eat during your travel.

About Maria: She writes creative, historical and informative articles about traveling. Her aim is to provide unique and creative content that enables the reader to understand the traveling experience and help to plan a low cost morocco holiday.
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Best of Swiss Gastro Award Night 2017 – Zurich

My personal highlights: Understanding that Social Media is getting more importance in the whole gastronomic branch in Switzerland (Read below why) – Tasting probably the best “Cremè Schnitte” ever prepared by the Swiss World Pastry Chef Rolf Mürner

This event is of high importance for many gastronomes in Switzerland. The Champions League of Swiss Gastronomy comes together to celebrate the winners and enjoy a relaxed ceremonious atmosphere. It’s the 14th time, that the Swiss a jury and the audience selects “Best of Swiss Gastro” winners in eight different categories and one Master category. The jury reviewed over 50’000 applications over a period of 3 months.

During the ceremony it has been pointed out several times from the jury, that offering a modern and excellent functioning website as well as active social media presence are crucial to obtain this prestigious award. I am happy to hear, that all the work we do in social media is rewarded and appreciated. People go with the trend, checking the internet before making a reservation is a common attitude nowadays.

144 gastro companies applied for the awards in the following categories:

Activity (gastronomic facilities that offer more than food abut also leisure & Sports, Bar & Lounge, Classic (typical Swiss Cuisine), Coffee, Fine Dining, International , On the move (Takeaway and self-service), Trend (innovative food concepts)

The award trophy is the famous wooden cross. This year the award night took place at Hall 622 in Zurich. Nik Hartmann, the well known and silver-tongued moderator of the Swiss Radio SRF lead just perfect through the evening. The culinary highlight for me was the dessert created by the Swiss World Pastry Chef Rolf Mürner. A dream of a vanilla cream melted on my tongue on a thin and perfectly shaped millefeuille, in between a delicious drop of strawberry jam. The dessert came accompanied by an admirable live played version of purple rain.

Who are the winners of the 8 awarded categories and who is the Master?

Every year there is a category that awards a Master. Only one nominated can reach out for this award. The “Master 2018” went to the Ristorante da Enzo in Ponte Brolla in the beautiful Ticino this year. The evening gave me chance to get an overview about many new and existing spots to discover. I absolutely want to try a truffle Kebab very soon at Ayverdis in Zurich and surely make a trip to Berne to the ice cream heroes called Eiswerkstatt.

Here all winners and category at a glance

Congratulations to all the winners. I am happy to have new food places in Switzerland to discover soon and add them on the Lovefoodish foodguide.

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