In this 8 hour class you will learn how to make traditional Moroccan Couscous, Tagine, bread, and Mint Tea. You will also visit the community oven where your bread will be baked and the open-air market. Our Moroccan teachers will prepare food with you and show you the open air market where we buy the ingredients and the community oven where the bread is cooked. Henna hand art is available upon request for an additional fee.You will learn • To serve and enjoy Moroccan Mint Tea • To bake traditional Moroccan bread • To cook and serve Moroccan Couscous • To cook and serve Moroccan TagineYou will experience • Traditional Moroccan Breakfast • The Fouran (community oven) • The Souk (local market where we buy our fresh ingredients) • Traditional Moroccan Couscous • Traditional Moroccan tea and sweets • Traditional Moroccan Tagine
First, you will be dropped off at our studio or meet our staff at the Grand Soco Fountain and then walk about 5 minutes to our studio. The Moroccan Marathon is a full 8 hours of cooking and exploring with our expert teachers. Our teacher will meet you at the door, welcome you and explain the class. You'll prepare Moroccan bread together with your teacher, and then bring your bread to the community oven to bake. Along the way, your teacher will introduce you to the cultural significance of bread and the meaning of the community oven. While your bread is baking the teacher will take you on a tour of the open air produce market explaining the ingredients that you find there. Next you will join her in our beautiful Moroccan seating area and she will explain the meaning and cultural significance of Moroccan mint tea, then she will introduce to you the smells, tastes and textures of each of its ingredients. Then you will prepare Moroccan tea together with your teacher. You will learn how to brew, rinse, flavor and pour this delicious and refreshing drink. Next, you'll sit to eat cookies and drink tea with your host with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the culture and cuisine of Morocco. After you enjoy your tea the bread will be hot and fresh from the oven. Your class will sit down at our dining table for a traditional Moroccan breakfast and learn about all of the different things eaten on Moroccan bread, including amlou, olive oil, goat cheese, local honey and more. After this you'll move to our marble topped cooking stations to prepare a Moroccan couscous for lunch alongside your teacher with additional time to tour and explore the neighborhood. Finally you'll work alongside your teacher to cook a tagine, Morocco's signature dish.