Moroccan chicken tajine recipe

This recipe was originally published on Once Upon a Chef. Chicken tajine is a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and preserved lemons. It’s company-worthy yet easy to throw together. Tweaked a bit from Cook’s Illustrated, this is my favorite chicken tagine, the traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised... Continue Reading →

In search of ancient Morocco

South of Marrakesh, the Draa Valley still exerts an indefinable pull, retaining traces of its now almost-vanished Berber kingdom. This article was originally published on The New York Times Style Magazine. THE SHAMROCK GREEN of Casablanca graded into a flat plain of beige. From the tarmac itself, I could see the beige run into a... Continue Reading →

Traditional Moroccan craftsmanship revisited

This article was originally published on Visit Morocco. Morocco's cultural richness extends to the traditional hand-crafted works of its artisans, who have been turning out contemporary variations for a few years now. A wide assortment of materials is transformed into decorative and utilitarian items through careful handiwork using machines and tools that have, for the... Continue Reading →

Moroccan weddings: What you need to know

This article was originally published on Maroc Mama. The Formalities of Marriage A typical Moroccan marriage begins with the bride and groom signing the marriage contract. Unlike in the west, the actual wedding ceremony is not attended by many people. It is usually just the couple and the guardian (wali) of the bride. Days before... Continue Reading →

Medinas in Morocco,a unique atmosphere

This article was originally published on Visit Morocco. The medina is the heart of any city Morocco's mysterious, well-preserved medinas lend themselves to exploring. Right in the heart of certain Moroccan cities, treasures lurk behind tall ocher walls: this is the real Morocco. People still live in them, infusing these ancient quarters with life and... Continue Reading →

Why not visit the 9 world heritage sites of Morocco?

This article was originally published on dare2go. We always want to visit World Heritage sites , and our road trip through Morocco was no exception. Archaeology, ancient ruins, historic towns and villages, and colonial influence all feature there – as they do in many of the world’s recognised cultural heritage sites. Morocco has 9 World Heritage sites listed... Continue Reading →

Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey

This article was originally published on National Geographic. From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, here’s where to rock the casbah. THIS STORY BEGINS like all good ones do, with a 66-year-old man standing on stage, dressed as a goat. It is late March, and I’ve come to Morocco, in part, to see a rare public performance by... Continue Reading →

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