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Essaouira Morocco – A Seaside Day Trip from Marrakech

Photo credit: Lynn Sheppard  @www.maroc-o-phile.com Looking for the perfect day trip from Marrakech? Essaouira should be on your radar! Essaouira is a coastal destination that we regretted not being able to visit during our time in Morocco. We were enticed to visit by an itinerary suggested to us by Lynn Shepard, a Moroccan travel expert …

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Things To Do in Marrakech

Marrakech is an African destination on many people’s travel bucket list. And for good reason. From wandering through the old walled city, world class shopping, to exploring the exotic food, to seaside side trips, Marrakech has something to offer everyone. We recently spent a month in “The Red City” and compiled our list of things …

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Moroccan Kefta Meatball Tagine with Tomato and Egg

Meatball Tagine is Moroccan comfort food at it’s best. We spent a month in Marrakech and tried out quite a few tagine dishes. Tagine or Tajine dishes get their names for the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slow cooked to perfection.  In this dish, meatballs are slow cooked in a …

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Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved Lemon

Tagine dishes get their name from the pottery dish with a cone-shaped lid in which they are slowed cooked to perfection. We tried a number of Tagine dishes while in Marrakech, Morocco. They run from savory to sweet with the addition of dried fruit and honey. This version, Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes and Preserved …

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Traditional Moroccan Bread – Khobz

This traditional Moroccan bread, or Khobtz, is served with almost every meal in Marrakech. The round bread is torn into pieces and used as a scoop when eating dishes like slow-cooked juicy tagines, couscous or cooked vegetable salads. It is also scooped out and stuffed with savory fillings by street vendors for the crowds into …

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Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

When we were planning a visit to Marrakesh we couldn’t wait to try Chicken Tagine. A Tagine is a pottery dish with a cone shaped lid used to make traditional Moroccan cuisine. The most traditional method is to set the tagine on top of a base heated with wood coals. The meat, vegetables and herbs are …

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Traditional Moroccan Food Tour

This traditional Moroccan food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city Marrakech and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven’t been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakech …

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