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Berber Cooking Class & Rural Market

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Cooking experience hosted by Claudia

7 hours
Moroccan
Up to 8 people
Hosted in German, English, French

What you'll do

The cooking class is offered in the beautiful Haha-region 35 km south of Essaouira. This is the land of the Berbers, Morocco’s indigenous population. The Berbers of the Haha hills cultivate crops and keep animals, mainly goats and sheep.
We visit a local souk featuring freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, in addition to meat, eggs, honey – in short, all the staples for daily living, including the essential ingredients for our Berber cooking class.
The class takes place at an ecological farm, centred around an authentic Berber kitchen stocked with traditional items for food preparation.
Khadija and Khadija, two lovely local women, show you how they roast barley grains on the fire, and then grind them in a stone mill to produce the flour and semolina used as the basis for traditional flat bread and couscous. We bake flat bread in a clay oven and steam couscous in a traditional clay pot.
We learn to make a traditional tagine of vegetables and goat meat with Moroccan spices and olive oil – oil derived from the olive trees growing on the farm.
Depending on the weather, lunch is served outside if at all possible. Eating in beautiful, calm and natural surroundings is a special event. Following the meal, we enjoy tea infused with fresh herbs from the garden.
As we will be driving through the Argan zone, you have the option to visit an Argan oil cooperative and learn about the produ
The cooking class is offered in the beautiful Haha-region 35 km south of Essaouira. This is the land of the Berbers, Morocco’s indigenous population. The Berbers of the Haha hills cultivate crops and keep animals, mainly goats and sheep.
We visit a local souk featuring freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, in addition to meat, eggs, honey – in short, all the staples for daily living, including the essential ingredients for our Berber cooki…

Claudia's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    The traditional meal we prepare. Tagine, etc.
  • Drinks
    Traditional herbal tea
    Water on disposition
From $101
/ person
Thu, Nov 12
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Thu, Nov 19
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person

Meet your host, Claudia

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I live since 9 years in Essaouira and do tours to culture, nature and people since 6 years. Come and join me or my moroccan female guide to discover the authentic Morocco. I love to share my passion and love for this country and will take you on a magical journey out of town!
We are a team of women, there is Naima and Malika who are also vers happy to take you out on an excursion.
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AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

Vetted by Airbnb

Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Where you'll be

We will visit the local berber market in Tidzi (Thursday) or in Ida Ogourd (Wednesday) to shop for our cooking class.
Then we will drive over to a hidden farm, litte paradise, calm and so relaxing with animals around. There we will learn with two lovely women from the village how to cook in an ancient open air kitchen on traditional pottery and on fire only.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Thu, Nov 12
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Thu, Nov 19
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    $101 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Gluten-free
Shellfish allergy
Vegan
Soy-free
Egg-free
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Dairy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The rural market visits only take place on Thursdays and Wednesdays.
On other weekdays we will do the shopping in the souk of the medina.

What to bring

Sunprotection/hat