La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop

Since I love cooking and learning about different cuisines we booked a La Maison Arabe cooking workshop for half a day. It was definitely one of the holiday highlights for me! 

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina KaziLa Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina Kazi

La Maison Arabe is an elegant 5-star boutique hotel situated in the Bab Doukkala neighbourhood, in the heart of the historic medina. The hotel’s workshops are held in a modern and well-equipped teaching kitchen and the workshops are conducted in small groups by a Dada (traditional Moroccan cook) alongside a translator (Arabic/English/French).

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina KaziLa Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina Kazi

Each of us made a chicken tagine with preserved lemon, olives and saffron. Tagines are a historically Berber dish, named after the type of clay pot in which it is cooked. The pot consists of two parts: a flat and circular base with low sides and a large cone-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking.

While the tagines were cooking we practised making the Khobz bread with Dada and took it to the local bakery for baking. I heard this is how the locals do it every day – bread is made at home, brought to the bakery and usually, children will pick it up and bring it home for lunch.

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina Kazi

While cooking, we also learned about Moroccan tea ceremony and after brewing a beautifully scented pot of tea, we all enjoyed a hot cup of Moroccan mint tea. It’s so delicious, refreshing, cleansing, and oh so sweet. Simply put, it just makes me happy. I’ve since then learned how to make it at home as well, you can find the recipe here

We also learnt how to make two Moroccan salads: Zaalouk with aubergines and tomatoes and Taktuka with green peppers and tomatoes. 

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina Kazi

At the end of the workshop, we all enjoyed the lunch we had prepared in the beautiful poolside area at the La Maison Arabe.

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina KaziLa Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco | Karoliina Kazi

All around fantastic day, highly recommend! I wanted to share my favourite recipe for the aubergine salad, give it a try and I’m sure you’ll love it! Just click on the link below.

Zaalouk Salad

LA MAISON ARABE COOKING WORKSHOP

1 Derb Assehbé, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech Médina  |   (+212) 5 24 38 70 10  |  website

7 Comments

  1. 6th March 2017 / 8:55 am

    WOW! This is such a nice place! SOOO PRISTINE and pure! I am adding this to my travel list!

  2. analesha
    6th March 2017 / 5:59 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful place and delicious food!

  3. 6th March 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Oh sounds like you had so much fun 🙂 I like the idea in different workshops! I’ll definitely add this to my life bucket list hahah 🙂

  4. 6th March 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Oh, this sounds great. I love attending workshop and your post made me search a nice cooking workshop near me 🙂

  5. 6th March 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Love tagine and khubz! The place looks serene!

  6. 7th March 2017 / 4:46 am

    Wow! This place looks fabulous and great activity to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. oindrila98
    13th March 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Such a fun and fabulous workshop. 😋 Also the place looks absolutely beautiful.

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