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Taste of Morocco

Morocco is the world's 5th largest exporter of olive oil.

Moroccan food awakens your palate and is one of the world's best cuisines to try. It is filled with the savory flavors of cumin, lemon, coriander, cinnamon, and saffron. Influenced by other cultures, Moroccan food is a mixture of Berber, Arab, Spanish, French and Mediterranean cuisines.

It is impossible to travel to Morocco and not eat a meal slow-cooked in a tagine, a handmade clay cooking pot with a conical lid. They serve tagines in every restaurant throughout the country. Tagines can be filled with either lamb, beef, or chicken, and a mix of vegetables, almonds, dates, olives, kefta, eggs, or lemons. Other staples of a Moroccan meal include couscous, olive oil, oranges, mint tea, and bread. A typical breakfast is an array of breads served with honey and jam.

On my trip to Morocco in December I was fortunate to visit multiple cities and try a variety of Morocco’s mouthwatering delicacies. If you travel to Morocco, don’t leave without trying my favorites: briouats, filo dough, fried and stuffed with cheese, or meat and vegetables; and pastilla, a flaky pie filled with shredded chicken and dusted with powdered sugar.

Moroccan food delights all the senses, I enjoyed taking pictures of the colorful food on display in the markets and on my plate. Check out my photos below. Follow me on Instagram @myrooftopstories to learn ways you can enjoy the flavors of Morocco in your own kitchen.

A Tagine filled with chicken, couscous, potatoes, sweet potatoes, raisins, eggplant, and chickpeas.

Local oranges are the most popular citrus consumed in Morocco.

The baking of bread for a shared meal at the Berber Homestay.

Meat market in the Fes Medina.

Fish market in the Fes Medina.

Restaurants serve a variety of Moroccan salads, that are more like dips.

One of my favourites, pastilla in Fes.

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Hey Gina. I love and look forward to your traveling stories. Are you the photographer for these Morocco pictures? Just beautiful. Hope to see more soon. Chauncey

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