Cooking class Essaouira Madada
Cooking class Essaouira Madada

Morning Cooking Class in Essaouira, Essaouira


Discover Morocco's incredible and flavorful cuisine with a cooking class at a traditional riad (house with a garden/courtyard) in Essaouira. Together with a local chef and culinary enthusiast, you'll learn how to prepare one of Morocco's most popular and authentic dishes: tagine. This dish is named after the signature ceramic pot used to cook it. Typically, tagine features meats, vegetables, and/or fruit, such as dates or apricots, to add sweetness to its savory flavors.

This hands-on experience ends with a delicious lunch and conversation with your host. To get started, you'll learn about the ingredients of tagine, focusing on the importance of its spices. Next, get to know typical Moroccan components, like cuts of meat, produce, and different tools and techniques. Finally, you'll create homemade salads, fresh bread, couscous, and your stew-like tagine.

When finished, sit down with your host to enjoy the fruits of your labor! After your meal, enjoy a cup of traditional mint tea.

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Itineraries with Morning Cooking Class in Essaouira

Highlights of Morocco: Fes, Atlas Mountains, Dades Valley, Marrakech & Essaouira - 14 Days

See some of Morocco's best sights on this two-week itinerary. You'll wander the streets of artsy seaside Asilah, then head to the sandier seas of the Atlas Mountains and Erg Chebi with a camel trek and desert camping. Follow expert guides through the bustling markets of Fes and Marrakech, and wrap up your trip in the bohemian enclave of Essaouira before you depart.