Berber Cookery Course at Dar Tassa
Moroccan cuisine is extremely exciting, appealing to look at, delicately spiced with subtle blends of flavours, full of fresh ingredients and delicious to eat. It has been described as ‘the perfumed soul of Moroccan culture’, a blend of Berber, African, Arabian and European influences.
During this stimulating workshop at Dar Tassa you’ll have the opportunity to prepare your own 3-course meal in a professional kitchen workshop environment with the support of an experienced Moroccan chef and an interpreter.
|Duration||2.5 hours||Tour Starts||Kasbah Africa|
|Group Size||From 1 to 8||Tour Ends||Kasbah Africa|
|Trip Type||Experience||Prices||£25 to £40 pp|
|Operating Season||All Year Round||Operating Days||Daily – AM or PM|
An Introduction to Moroccan Cooking
Drawing from Arab, Berber, Jewish, African and French traditions, Moroccan cuisine is widely recognised and provides a healthy diet. Morocco is home to an abundance of locally grown fresh food, due to the wonderful year round climate and extensive irrigation.
Used with an imaginative range of spices, herbs and oils, the produce creates a distinct range of tasty meals including Tajines, Couscous, Salads and Berber flat breads. A wander round a souk gives you a sense of the immense range of fresh vegetables and fruits available to Moroccan families and chefs.
Our Berber Cookery Courses
If you are expecting some sort of regimented classroom style cookery course then its best you do not read any further. Our Moroccan, Berber cooking courses are more about spending some quality time in a beautiful location and taking a more intimate and personal approach towards the Berber style of cooking:
By definition, most Berber cuisine is ‘slow food’ and the Berbers themselves seldom rush anyway so you need to be somewhere scenic, atmospheric and relaxed at the same time. It’s all part and parcel of the Berber experience.
The Dar Tassa Cooking Experience
You experience the cooking from start to finish, from buying the spices and fresh produce at the weekly markets*, to enjoying the meal while soaking in the lush mountains and village life surrounding you. The cookery courses are run by our resident chef, an experienced Berber cook whose trade secrets have passed down her family for generations.
Our local manager will do the translation to English and will be assisting in the course as you learn about the techniques of traditional of Berber cooking. Our cook provides a wealthy source of information in Moroccan cuisine, cooking methods, and spices. Dishes are cooked in traditional earthenware Tajines on a Majmar, a charcoal burning brazier.
Some examples of the dishes available include:
You can cook a main course with either a dessert or starter.
You also have an option of experiencing the making of Berber flat bread cooked in a Teket, a traditional outdoor, clay oven.
After the cookery lesson you can sit back and sip Moroccan mint tea and wait for your day’s labour to form into a delicious, home cooked, fresh meal. Hopefully you will have enjoyed the course enough to try Berber cooking at home too!
Prices, Departures & Essential Booking Information
|Prices||£25 pp (based on 4+ travellers); £30 pp (based on 3 travellers); £40 pp (based on 2 travellers)|
|Included||Services of cook and an interpreter, use of cooking utensils and kitchen equipment, provision of food to prepare a 3 course Berber lunch.|
|Excluded||Drinks, transport to Dar Tassa and to local market, tips and items of a personal nature.|
|Price Validity||From 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014|
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