It is hard to describe Moroccan food in words alone. From Pastilas to Tajines and Couscous, the meals will charm you! They are not only well cooked but also immensely detailed. Especially the spices! Ask any Moroccan and he'd tell you how knowing how to work with spices is the most important part about Moroccan cuisine.
The spices most usually used are cumin, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, coriander, caraway and even mint! Next comes ginger, paprika, turmeric and saffron. Perhaps the most essential thing you should know about Moroccan spices is that we have a spice of our own called 'Ras El Hanout'. This spice is made out of 27 different other spices
Now, Moroccan cuisine is typically a mix of Mediterranean, Arabic, Andalusian and Berber cuisine. It is highly influenced by its interactions and exchanges with other cultures which only shows how multicultural Morocco is! The above is only an introduction to Moroccan cuisine. If you are planning on visiting us soon then perhaps consider trying the following meals : Bissara which is a soup of dried broad beans, Harira which is rich with tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas and lamb, and all spiced up with a squeeze of lemon juice and coriander, Tagine which is probably the first dish you should try! try Couscous next. And last but not least, Maakouda (a potato pancake) ! But what you should keep in mind is that even though it is only one country, you'll find each one of these dishes cooked differently in certain cities and in each home. This is probably why you should come yourself and check out what we’re talking about! Rest assured, you'll be warmly welcomed.