Food Technology School Trip To Morocco
Food technology trips have never been so colourful and full of culture! Students will gain experience of the exotic tastes and flavours of Morocco along with its lively cities and epic landscapes.
Moroccan Cookery Course at Riad Cherifa
Food shopping in the souks
Fish Market at Essaouira
Cooking and bread-making in a Berber village
Essaouira is one of Morocco’s most attractive coastal cities standing on a peninsula and swept by the trade winds. Traditionally an old pirates’ hideout the whitewashed streets and squares are protected by battlements and two fortresses. The relaxed atmosphere makes exploring the twisting alleyways, fishing harbours and medina walls a world away from Marrakech.
Over the centuries Moroccan cuisine has been influenced and refined by Berber, Moorish and Arab cultures. Spices and local fruits make up the characteristic flavour, so a cookery lesson is the perfect introduction to the specific style. You can attend a course at a Riad Cherifa where students will be trained in homemade bread, Moroccan salad and Grhiba dessert.
This square is a well-loved communal space for locals and tourists, at the heart of old Marrakech. By day it is an alfresco food bazaar where henna tattooists, snake charmers and medicine men ply their trade. By night it is alive with cooking smoke, acrobats from the Atlas Mountains, dancers, storytellers and folk musicians playing into the night
The souks are the labyrinthine markets that have become a symbolic image of Morocco. Your students can spend hours exploring the Aladdin’s Caves of carpets, leathers, lanterns and pottery. Speciality produce that forms the basis of Moroccan cooking such as olives, pickles, citrus and dried fruits are in abundant display and haggling is encouraged.
- Learn about traditional Moroccan cuisine
- Discover the role of religion in local cookery
- Learn how to prepare and present Moroccan food by assisting a chef
- Study local methods of selling and displaying food
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Understand the importance of cookery to other cultures
- Test and challenge their own cooking abilities
- Learn more about Moroccan food and cooking techniques
- Gain practical skills that can be used in the UK