Experiencing a cooking class in Marrakech will teach about spices, treat your lingering angers by punching and stretching bread dough and will waking up all your senses! Here is the review of my experience and many photos.
REVIEW OF COOKING CLASS
I slected myself and paid fully for this activity. This review is based on my own experience in 2013.
- Company: Faim d'épices
- Facilities: clean and practical, although I was hoping for more traditionnal
- Transportation: Pick up on time and vehicle in good condition
- Teacher: passionate couple, very good explanations and answer to all questions
- Food: excellent, I cooked it 🙂
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This day tour was organized by Michel, a French guy, who is never short of a joke. So be ready!
I was picked up around 10am and we drove out of the city. The cooking room was well organized and not too decoration-heavy although I was expecting something with a little bit more charm.
We all had our cooking station with everythign we needed.
Discovering the spices
After a demonstration on how to prepare the dough for the bread, we all gathered around the spice table, put on some very hot purple glasses that were blacked out and Michel invited us to guess some of the spices. For all of them he shared interesting facts and information. I enjoyed this session.
Cooking Moroccan Bread
After that, it was our turn to make our own Moroccan bread. This was my favorite activity of the day (except for the time we got to eat what we had prepared LOL). I just loved punching and stretching and punching and stretching the dough. So therapeutic! I was quite proud of my almost perfect circle at the end
Cooking a tajine
We also cooked a nice tajine. As I was there on Satyrday it was a chicken tajine. I am not a big fan of lemon so I left it out. We had also one vegetarian who cooked a vegetarian tajine.
And at the end we learned how to make the dough for the crepes and how to fold them to create their layering. Quite fun!
And eating it all!
And then came the feast in the garden. We ate our own tajine and bread. The team had prepared some salad to accompany our lunch. And we finished with a crepe and some original ice-cream.
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