Droolworthy… My favorite Moroccan food drools

January 22nd, 2013 § 2 comments

Berbere vegetable tajine in the making

It’s still freezing cold outside. All white and pretty from behind the windows.
I am glad to be in the warmth of my kitchen, bathing in the invigorating warmth and colors of the Moroccan cuisine of my childhood.

I have been making some research and testing some new and old favorites of my Moroccan repertoire during the last week while putting together the winter Moroccan food menu for my guest cooking appearance at Quirky coming Friday.

It gave me the chance to look back at my favorite resources on Moroccan food out there…

  1. Mom, my number one, of course.
  2. When I can’t reach her, I fall back on these two great Moroccan cookbooks in French:
    . ‘La Cuisine Marocaine’ by Latifa Benanni Smires.

    It’s been my mom’s only Moroccan cookbook in the house, and I’ve had my eyes on it for ages. My mom offered me her edition for my birthday last year. One of my most precious books in the house! This book may be a dinosaure, but the recipes are simple and authentic and I love the photograpphy (although a little old-fashioned). Not sure if there’s and english version.

    . ‘Patisserie Marocaine’ by Rachida Amhaouchi.

    Moroccan almond cookies [2]A present from one of my best friends. A short and simple cookbook on the basics of Morroccan pastry with easy step by step recipes for the homecook. The results are authentic and better than in many oriental bakeries I’ve come across in France or NL.


  4. On the internet, I particurlarly like the about.com pages on Moroccan food by Christine Benlafqih and the French blog ‘Chez Requia’ by Requia. They are both very informative, informal and illustrating Moroccan homecooking at their best.

Finally, my top 3 Moroccan food drools in blog world are the following:

Vegilicious Moroccan Tajine

Source and copyright: greenkitchenstories.com


Doesn’t it look scrumptious? This Moroccan vegetable tajine is a homebrew from Luise and David from the tasty Green Kitchen Stories.
Plus I love their ‘5 golden Tajine rules’. So true.
While you are at it, I can only advise you to wander around the rest of the blog: the beautiful pictures and the tasty recipes will leave you craving for veggies!

A modern take on Moroccan food

Gluten free couscous with pesto by Dinners and Dreams

Source and copyright: dinnersandreams.net


I like Nesrine cooking style. She shares tasty Morrocan recipes with a personal and modern take in her Moroccan recipe journal as well as for the Boston Globe.

A swiss food paparazzi in Marrakech

Marrakech Cooking Class - FxCuisine.com

Source and copyright: fxcuisine.com/


Too bad Fx hasn’t been active on the blog for a while because his food adventures, spectacular recipes and stunning photography were always a thrill. I always go back to it. I just can’t get enough of adventures in Marrakech, learning how to make a traditional pastilla at La Maison Arabe or wandering around the ‘Jeema el fna’ square are just memorable.

I hope you enjoy these reads how much as i do… Got to get back to my preps for friday.
I am so looking forward to it. I can’t believe that last time I cooked there was on a warm summer day in the middle August and I was 6 months pregnant!

ps. Feel free to join in on the 25th if you’re around the Hague and feel like warming up to a good tajine!
I’d love to meet you.
Dinner is at Quirky, 19.50 € pp. More info and details here.

Café Quirky
Tasmanstraat 128, 2518 VS Den Haag
Phone +31 (0)70 380 85 02
Website: www.cafequirky.com/
FB: www.facebook.com/cafequirky

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