Moroccan Village Food – PRIMITIVE COOKING in Rural Morocco!! RARE Home-Cooked Amazigh Food!
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Welcome to the Dadès Gorges, a rugged and dry valley in Central Morocco. It is known for its fascinating Kasbahs, its local produce like figs, and incredible rock formations that dot the massive valley, making for an impressive hiking destination. But what is lesser known in Dadès Gorges are the Nomadic people of these mountains, what they eat and how they survive living off the land.
We are meeting up with our local friend Larsson Ezzaytouni from Dadès Valley Sightseeing (https://www.instagram.com/dadesvalleysightseeing) and his family for an unforgettable experience through the Moroccan mountain-scape, where we will be meeting with real nomadic cave-dwellers for a traditional meal.
We are starting at Larsson’s family home and farm (Le Maison La Vallée des Figues). The Ezzaytouni family typically cooks with products that they produce on their property. This includes milk, eggs, butter, and fresh fruits like oranges. We enjoyed different flatbreads, donuts, jams, and other side dishes that are quintessential to breakfast in Dadès Valley.
Next, we begin the hike through Air Ouglif village and along the side of the gorges. The hike up reveals some insane rock formations caused by erosion; most notably the “Monkey Fingers” formations. Throughout, we picked ingredients like baby figs and wild oregano that will be used for lunch. About an hour later, we arrived at a cave-dwelling of a nomadic family.
This family welcomed us with tea and told us about their lifestyle, their cuisine, and the challenges that come with living in the mountains. The mother of the family cooked a fig and alfalfa leaf couscous for lunch. These ingredients are readily available throughout the valley, and couscous is a staple for nomads in Morocco because of its ease of carrying. Simple, but filling and very tasty. We had a great time meeting the families and want to thank them for their kind hospitality and a glimpse into their lives.
To finish the day after 22,000 steps we sat down for a FIG tagine at the beautiful Le Maison la Vallée des Figues! Super delicious of course and hearty before we went straight to bed!
If you want to experience Morocco like we did, make sure to visit with Moroccan Food Tour. This is our second tour across Morocco with them, and we HIGHLY recommend their tours & service.
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