1. Casablanca: Private Cooking Class with Optional Market Tour
Make the most of a unique opportunity to share an authentic home-cooked Moroccan meal with a lovely local at their home in Casablanca. After pickup from your Casablanca hotel, begin your discovery of traditional culture and cuisine by traveling to the market first with your host (if option selected). Your host will help you navigate the market, which can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Discover where your host purchases fresh produce, go to the meat market (not for the faint of heart but a true, local experience), and see the spices that are on offer. Your host can help you do a bit of shopping if you’re searching for a certain ingredient. Once your market experience is complete you’ll head back to your hosts' home by car to get cooking. Upon arrival at the home, savor a welcome drink of Moroccan mint tea. As you sip, hear more about life in Morocco and the country's history, culture, and cuisine. Then, join your host in the kitchen and learn to prepare a Moroccan meal within a beautiful open-space kitchen. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and help prepare an authentic Moroccan meal. You’ll cook together for about an hour before sitting down to enjoy the dishes you helped prepare. Some preparation for your meal might be done in advance. Your host will prepare typical home-style dishes that are seasonal and often feature Casablanca’s local seafood. You might try lamb tagine with seasonal vegetables, marinated and grilled seafood, Moroccan lemon chicken with olives, couscous, tchackchouka (roasted bell pepper salad), camel burger, or zaalouk (eggplant salad) with homemade bread. You'll conclude your meal with a dessert such as milk pastilla, oranges with cinnamon, or Moroccan cakes.