A warm and friendly Marrakech native, Hind grew up in a riad in Marrakech?s Medina (old quarter). Because her mother worked night shifts, Hind and her sister would cook her mother?s recipes for their family. Through trial and error, she perfected her mother?s recipes and now loves to cook for friends and family. When she tries food at restaurants that she thinks could use improvement, Hind loves recreating those dishes at home the way she thinks they ought to be. With Hing, travelers can enjoy an immersive Moroccan culinary experience with a local. If you book a meal experience, travelers will be welcomed into Hind's home with a traditional date milk or mint tea before enjoying a traditional homemade Moroccan meal. If a cooking class is booked, travelers will learn to create a traditional Moroccan meal from scratch in a hands-on cooking lesson that will last about 2 1/2 hours. Travelers will learn to make a Moroccan tajine as well as sides like eggplant salad or taktouka (a zesty dip of cooked tomatoes and roasted peppers) in Hind's small but modern kitchen. Hind also offers an optional market tour add-on of the Gueliz market, where Hind will introduce travelers to local and regional produce and spices and teach travelers about the ingredients involved in Moroccan cuisine. The market tour will last about 45 minutes before guests will walk back 10 minutes to Hind?s apartment for their cooking lesson.
Marrakesh, known as the "Pearl of the South," is an oasis in southwestern Morocco at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, with rose-colored ramparts and a thousand year old palm grove. Sumptuous and exuberant, it radiates splendor and mysticism and casts a magic spell on all who visit. Marrakesh has the largest berber market (souk) in Morocco and also hosts the busiest square in Africa. Founded in 1062 as the capital of the Almoravid dynasty, it continued in the 12th century as capital of the Almohads. Marrakesh remained a political, economic and cultural center for a long period. Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. Marrakesh also became known as a magnet for some of the greatest saints of Islam, many of whom are buried within the city. Marrakesh, like Fez, is a genuinely Islamic city in both its genesis and traditions. Marrakesh has impressive monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubiya Mosque, the Kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors and gardens. Other architectural jewels include the Bandia Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs and Place Jamaa El Fna, an open-air theater. The modern city was constructed in 1913 during the French occupation of the country and reflects the European influence. But the essence of the city remains the same.
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