Pull up your sleeves and learn to prepare an array of traditional dishes at a private Moroccan cooking class in a Casablanca home! This is a fabulous way to meet locals and learn about Moroccan cooking and culture. Be sure to come with a hearty appetite as you’ll be feasting on the fruits of your labor – a Moroccan family style meal including two main dishes, several sides, fruit, Moroccan bread and dessert. A market tour before your class is available as an add-on.
This is a private half-day Moroccan cooking class and meal structured around lunchtime or dinnertime. After welcoming you and getting to know each other, your instructor will describe the menu based on fresh seasonal produce, popular traditional fare, and selections you made during booking. You can be hands-on as much as you like or simply sit back and observe the cooking process while you learn about Moroccan seasoning, key ingredients, Moroccan food traditions and more. This is a relaxed, fun and intimate way to learn authentic Moroccan home cooking. The class concludes by sitting down to the meal you helped prepare.
A Market Tour is available as an add-on when booking a lunchtime class (10:30 a.m. start time). Instead of meeting at your instructor’s home, you’ll connect with her at a local market for a short tour before your class. It’s a lot of fun to get off the beaten path and see local shopping traditions and more! Please note that a market tour will extend your experience by one hour.
You’ll be able to specify some food preferences while booking. Unless you request specific dishes, menus are seasonal and will vary by instructor. Here are some of the authentic Moroccan dishes you might try:
♦ Lamb or Beef with Prunes or Other Dried Fruits
♦ Berber Tagine with Meat and Vegetables
♦ Stuffed Sardines – butterflied fillets are stuffed with chermoula
♦ Moroccan Meatball Tagine – mini-meatballs in homemade tomato sauce
♦ Moroccan Brochettes – Marinated tender cubes of beef or lamb cooked over charcoal
♦ Stewed Lentils – cooked with herbs and Moroccan spices
♦ Baqqula – mallow (or spinach) which is steamed then sauteed with herbs and spices
♦ Zaalouk – A dip-like cooked salad of eggplant and tomatoes
♦ Taktouka – A shakshuka like salad of tomatoes and peppers
♦ Assorted vegetable salads – chermoula marinade is a favorite treatment
♦ Moroccan Pastries – Assorted traditional cookies
Menu upgrades are available during checkout to learn to make specialty dishes such as Chicken Bastilla, Seafood Bastilla, or Mechoui (Roast Leg of Lamb). If you have another specific dish you’d like to request, let us know!
– Young foodies age 6 and over are welcome to attend with an accompanying adult. We don’t allow children under the age of 6 at cooking classes due to safety issues.
– Please wear closed-toe shoes for your safety and comfort.
– You will be asked about food preferences during booking. This helps us to plan your menu.
– We can accommodate certain dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. However, cross contamination always remains a possibility. Please keep this in mind if you have a serious or life-threatening allergy. If you have other concerns, please contact us before booking to be sure that the class can be adapted to your needs.
– Traveling alone? We’d love to have you! Please select the Solo Participant ticket when booking.
Several days before your class, you’ll receive an email which will provide exact details of the class or market location, the name of your instructor, and a phone number. If you’d like us to provide transportation to and from the class, please select that option when booking.
Large Groups or Custom Class Requests
Online booking of this private lunchtime or dinnertime experience is limited to 8 participants. If you prefer to schedule the class at a custom time or need to book a larger group, please make your request using the form on our Private Events page.
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