Investigate traditional cooking methods by visiting three different food souk's and much more..
Winding our way through the alleys and souks with a Fez food expert. We’ll visit three different food souks allowing the chance to try traditional Moroccan street food including dried meats, milawi, harsha, briwats, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, soups, olives and more. At the honey souk we’re you’ll be able to taste an array of delicious wild honeys, discuss their flavors and health-giving properties and find out why honey is so important in Moroccan cooking and Islamic culture.
We’ll investigate traditional cooking methods by visiting a furnatchi where the water for the communal bath house ‘hammam’ is also heated, and a 400 year old ‘furan’ or communal oven and bakery.
Discover the world of spices and their uses and the secrets of the male-oriented domain of the tea den under the safe guidance of a culinary leader and story-teller.
You might try cooking ‘on-street’. Shop and fill up a terracotta urn ‘tanjia’ to have embedded in the hot ashes of the furnachi for a rich and spicy Moroccan casserole, followed by a tasting tour.
Or learn to bake bread in the 400 year old community oven with the baker overseeing your hands-on efforts. Take your hot bread to the honey souk to try it with 8 artisanal wild honeys, aged butter or khlia, spicy dried beef.
The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.
Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.
When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.
Tasting tour with was VERY good. I would recommend this to anyone going to Fez. It really helps you understand the country and the medina in a much deeper way. (And coming from San Francisco, food is a big thing to us.) Gail is a wealth of information about Moroccan food, agriculture in the area, food customs, and of course the food within the medina. She knows so many people there-they all greet her and let us into the stalls to touch, taste, photograph whatever. Loved tasting the 12 honeys-we went back and bought our favorites. She bought foods from the food stalls and then took us to a soup stall where we ate it all. We would alternate lunches between the 2 food stalls the guides had introduced us to. Very personable-cannot say enough about that tour and Gail.
Mark Sloneker who did this activity in January 2014.
Tasting Trail - Fes, Fes & Meknes has been rated 1 time, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.
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