Some of the worlds best cuisineOct 10, 2001 Write an essay on this topic.
The Bottom Line My best advice is to try as many different dishes as possible , re-light your senses.! !!
Moroccon cuisine is widely regarded as being some of the best cuisine in the world , with many dishes taking days to prepare it is not an easy one to master though.
Drawing on morocco's many influences from the french & mediterranean to arabic traditions the food has become some of the most exquisite to be found anywhere.
Any trip to morocco will however be the same as any trip trip anywhere with the very good , the good and the bad all to be found.
Luckily however it doesnt take much searching to find morocco's true cuisine.
A wide range of dishes is the norm in any morocco house hold and this is also reflected in restuarants with endless dish after dish being presented to you.Starters tend to be based around different types of salad but can also include small meat dishes including spiced sheeps brains which might sound unappealing to many but believe me many people would eat it without even being aware it was anything but a really nice dish.
main courses are really good and are a meal on there own in many cases , some traditional dishes are tagine,cus cus and pastila.
The norm for most moroccons is for one large dish in the middle that everyone helps themselfs to with there right hand.
Tagine is a (normally brown) dish with a pointed lid that the food is cooked in , slow steaming the food to perfection , with one tagine normally having meat and varied vegatables it is imperative that the food is put into the tagine at varied times to allow for an even cooking , utilising many many different spices and herbs - saffron,pepper,cannell,ginger,bay leafs,persil to name a few.
Cus cus is the famed arabic dish of choice on fridays and if done correctly is absolutley out of this world.
Pastilla is best described as a sweet flaky pastry pie containing pigion (traditionaly) or chicken and again lots of spices and herbs it is in-describable how good it is.!!
taking days and sometimes weeks to prepare correctly it is not always available in some smaller restuarants.
harira soup is the first thing most moroccons have during ramadan (religious fasting) and is said to have all the vitamins and everything the body needs for a day in one dish,again it is beautiful and i have had many different varations and never never had one i didnt like.
Shmaula is a green pepper,tomatoes,garlic and herbs mixed with olive oil side dish which is like a sauce.
Small pastrys as either desert or side dish are also very good.
Nearly all bread is homemade and brought to the table still warm.
Grilled foods are also very popular within morocco with every hotel,restuarant and cafe having there own grill.
brochettes in many different mixtures of meats and veg are available as well as kefta (mincemeat) all grilled with varying amounts of spices.
The best place's to experience moroccon food at its best are :-
Jemma el fina (marrakech market place) which comes alive at night with all kinds of food available and all of it excellent. (i have never been ill eating here , despite eating more than my fair share on each occasion)
The dinajet restuarant in Rabat :-traditional moroccon restuarant in beautiful setting.( 037 704239)
The in fez , is also good and has live entertainment some nights of the week.(situated 50 yrds from the hotel palais jemna)
Small grills and fish bars are a must also if you are in morocco , situated on the atlantic and the med some of the fish is really nice.
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