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

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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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Discovering Morocco in 10 days: High Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, Atlantic Coast

My personal highlights: 1. Experiencing the Sahara desert feeling like a little girl playing in a huge sand box – 2. Joining local women for an authentic Hamam experience

This blog story invites you to dive into my first Africa travel. I experienced south of Morocco starting in Marrakech going all the way through the High Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert down to the to Atlantic coast.
All of that mainly traveling in a mini-bus with an excellent local guide and a group of 15 passionate traveler.

On this trip I learnt about the beautiful real Moroccan way of life, Moroccans or better Berbers are a unique hearty folk that captured my heart. Berbers are a Moroccan pre-Arab culture that ruled unperturbed and unconquered for hundreds of years. They are craftsmen, you get to see that in every village you pass by. Interested in knowing more about this amazing people? Visit the blog www.journeybeyondtravel.com and dive into that fascinating history.

I can absolutely recommend exploring this country. As a passioned traveler having a heart full of love I am very much pleased to have left a piece of it out there.

Traveling alone? Consider an organized group travel!

I’ve chosen a group trave. with the company Intrepid. Happy to have booked them for a trip in Brazil and South East Asia back in time I knew what expected me. One benefit of choosing this kind of traveling is to have all accommodation and transfers organized. You move smooth, efficient and safe. An other advantage of intrepid is, that they use local guides. They bring you to spots you would never have access by yourself. This makes the experience authentic. That is how we got to buy the world renewed Safran or got to eat sea food as locals do for example.
Find the detailed itinerary of the South Morocco trip here and get the whole picture. My blog story includes personal moments and highlights and skips some of the itinerary spots.

Let’s start in Aroumd and drive through the High Atlas Mountains after 1 night in Marrakech at my own

One of my highlights is the village Aroumd situated in the High Atlas Mountains. By the way: the High Atlas rises in the west at the Atlantic Ocean and stretches in an eastern direction to the Moroccan-Algerian border. After a 1 hour light hike we reached the village situated at 1900 meters. I am ready to discover the village populated by ca. 1900 inhabitants. I spend an afternoon making Moroccan donuts from scratch. A local girl teaches me a delicious, simple recipe. I feel so honored to have this chance to be the in her house.

Food blogger maniac interested to know more about Moroccan Food

My curiosity for food brings me directly into the kitchen of the Riad we stay. I get introduced to the preparation of a Tagine.
Tagine is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked for hours. It comes with seafood, beef, lamb, chicken or with only eggs. Every Tagine has veggies included, too as pumpkin, zucchetti, potatoes or even prawns. Beside Tagine couscous is one of the excellent dishes you get all around Morocco. The preparation procedure and spices used are same.

Cooking Moroccan food at home following the blog mymoroccanfood

I found a very lovely blog about moroccan food called mymoroccanfood managed by Nargisse!
You will be so much inspired cooking the dishes by yourself, give it a try! My favorite is the Quinoa and shrimps stuffed squid tagine.

A traditional hamam experience in a local village – Sitting scrubbing my skin with prestigious argan oil

My adventure in Aroumd continous experiencing a very special wellness program. I am fascinated about the simplicity and authenticity of a local hamam. Entering the stone house a woman asks me to keep my underpants on. They guide me to a room where two ladies sit with their daughters on the floor washing each others body & hair. There the lady ask me to sit down. The girls bring me two buckets with water and a pot of black soap made of artisan argan oil. Sitting there on the floor beside them I enjoy my first traditional hamam experience, as a Aroumd local. I am again: fascinated.

Driving through the Tizi n’Test pass to the Game of thrones village called Ait Benhaddou

The trip is packed with a full program (10 days), be prepared for a lot of driving. This is mostly done with a comfortable mini bus. The scenery you get out of the window is breathtaking and makes the drive entertaining. The drive passes through the Tizi n’Test pass (2092m) still the High Atlas Mountains. This is one of Morocco’s most challenging roads, but the most exhilarating and overwhelmingly drive ever.

Arriving in Ait Benhaddou my eyes are again wide open to admire the houses and landscape. This Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and featured in many films. Game of thrones fans: The city is used to represent the slave trading city of Yunkai in the episode 3. Today it is still home of 8 families. We walk through the whole village and I feel thrown back in time.

Continuing towards the Sahara Desert: Pure adventure on a 4×4 car

The second highlight of my trip is the Sahara Desert. I am surround by dunes, silence and a tremendous infinity. A feeling I cannot describe in words. It is like playing in a big sand box when my feet touch the ground.
In the desert a perfectly organized camp waits to spoil us with comfortable tends and delicious Moroccan Tagine. Her we stay for one night only. A place to definitively come back for some desert hiking for example.

The desert trip includes a fun camel ride. My personal exciting journey is the 4×4 ride through the desert and the dry lake called Ikiri. The car sliding and bumping on sandy and stony paths is pure adventure. Our driver Mustapha is a professional Rally driver of the Maroc Dakar Series. The scenery encountered here is unique in the world.

A beautiful laid-back city called Essaouira at the Atlantic Coast

The trip coming to an end we reach the Atlantic coast. Essaouira is a little pear loved by plenty of surfers and kiters due to its perfect wind conditions, too. It’s the coastal getaway in Morocco, away from mass tourism and the hectic lifestyle of the major cities of Fes and Marrakech. This charming town fits the bill perfectly. The city offers fantastic sandy beaches, authentic culinary experiences, gentle Moroccan charm and just enough sophistication to make the destination unforgettable.

This is where I discover best street food: fresh fish, figs to go, bread, bakeries with hand made sweets. By strolling through the streets you pass by hip young Moroccan designers, cozy coffee shops and live street music. The diverse ethnic groups such as Arabs, Africans and Europeans enrich it with good vibes.
Recommended: Visit the rooftop terrace called Taros for great dance and drinks.

The culinary highlight of my morocco trip:

  • Buy the fresh fish at the market
  • find the spices or side veggies you like and home made bread
  • bring everything to a special restaurant that grilles it for you
  • enjoy it and lick your fingers!

A secret hint about where to sleep in Essaouira

Dar Lazuli Bed & Breakfast is a modern Riad with attention to detail. It’s located in a tranquil zone close to restaurants and nearby souks. I like the ambience with a contemporary and traditional design. The staff is friendly, too.

5 things to do and see in Marrakech

My trip started and ended in Marrakech. I discovered the city mainly on my own. I got lost in the medina, of course. But people are friendly and help you to find your way back to your Riad. Marrakech has this atmosphere of 1001 nights with its rose purple sky in the evening.

  1. Try the local food stalls at the main square of Marrakech called Djemaa El Fna. There is a mass of people insisting to stop at their stall, take your time and choose what you like.
  2. Visit the Berber museum inside the Jardin Majorelle and the Botanical Garden. It’s a perfect spot to take typical moroccan design photography.
  3. Visit or stay a palaceEl Badi Palace is the sprawling 16th-century sultan’s home. Sultan Ahmed el Mansour spared no expense adorning the more than 350 rooms of his palace with marble, gold, onyx, ivory, wood and semi-precious stones.
  4. Relax in a typical Riad, enjoy fresh brewed typical moroccan hot tea and lean back.
    Most of these traditional Moroccan houses built around a central garden or courtyard. They are as much a part of the city as the snake charmers of the main square. Many of them have had a modern makeover.
    Recommended: Riad Alboraq located in a hidden corner absolutely away from the crowded streets you find a modern, clean and very comfortable place to stay. Their terrace is lovely to enjoy breakfast. The infrastructure is sophisticated and makes you feel like a princess.
  5. Get lost in the backstreets. Walk around to discover every angle of the old medina. Feel the vibes of the Marrkech. Find classic local souvenirs as djellaba robes, spices, babouches (Moroccan slippers), old carpets or colorful ceramics.
    Recommended: La Porte d’Or — an ancient two-level bazaar rammed with rugs and antiques.

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