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Backpackers' Cooking Class

Riad Rue Zitoun el Jdid | Rue Bahia, 51, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 677-031515
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Ranked #358 of 447 activities in Marrakech
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: For budding chefs, or just those interested in food, but definitely on a budget - try out Backpackers' Cooking Class. Based in a traditional Marrakech... more » Owner description: For budding chefs, or just those interested in food, but definitely on a budget - try out Backpackers' Cooking Class. Based in a traditional Marrakech riad - it is a fun, communal experience with great English, French, Spanish and Italian speaking staff. The real challenge is getting a tagine into your backpack to show off to your friends! « less
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Mountain View, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love cooking and actually went into the class knowing that tagines are very easy to make if you just have the right ingredients...you basically throw stuff in a tagine and let it cook, so I wasn't expecting to sit over the stove cooking. Sana and Aida did a nice job getting us involved in chopping up vegetables (but please... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Sana and Miriam were fun, easy going, knowledgeable and flexible. We only called that morning, a Sunday, asking if it would be possible to arrange a class, and they immediately accommodated us, even though myself and my friend ended up being the only two attending. I loved that when they took us to the market to buy ingredients they asked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a completely honest review of my experience with the Backpackers cooking class. I have taken care to list out facts and to carefully state when something is my personal opinion. With the exception of those statements, all other statements are verifiable facts. We were asked to meet at 10am in the Jeema El Fna square. We arrived 10... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had the best time cooking with chefs Aida, Sana, and Mariam. They were very warm and engaging and made the overall cooking experience so much fun. The day started with a trip to the market to buy fresh ingredients and I absolutely loved seeing where all of my food was coming from and it was fun to watch locals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My group of friends and I did the cooking class today and absolutely loved it. We are only in Marrakech for a short trip, but we are so glad we were able to take this cooking class with Chef Aida, Sana and Mariam. They were great instructors and so hospitable. I would highly recommend this class. The food was delicious,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had the most incredible experience doing the cooking class with Hajar. She was very patient and informative and we learnt a lot about Moroccan cooking. The tagine that we made based on her recipe was delicious, even more so than the ones we tried at other restaurants in Morocco. It was also an interesting experience to visit the local... More

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NISSAKI, CORFU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This cookery class was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. We meet some lovely people at this class and had great fun dodging cloud bursts and large puddles whilst shopping in the Jamaâ el Fna Square with Sana for all the ingredients to go into our chosen dishes. We consisted of 3 couples and we made 2 root... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went to the market the beautiful Linda, buyed fresh vegetables, fruits and meat. We all cooked together with tge also beautiful Hasna and even made our own bread. The food was very authentic and delicious. We had a lot of fun and I strongly recommend it to anybody. :)

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a lovely day despite intermittent heavy rains that drove us inside and necessitated changing all the arrangements for where we prepared and ate the meals. I recommend this as a nice and laid back alternative to the higher priced classes. The tagine was excellent. As was the bread, salad, fruit, everything. I feel I should note that although... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is an absolute must. cannot skip this wonderful experience. Cooking class was fun, felt homy and for sure was the best experience in Marrakech. Thanks!

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