Monthly Archives: May 2018

29 05, 2018

Artichokes announcing the approach of summer

2018-05-29T16:08:30+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

This week in the medina in Fez, the market stalls are piled high with artichokes, which is always a sign that summer is just round the corner as their abundance tends to precede a spate of much warmer weather in this part of North [...]

25 05, 2018

Chebbakia: Ramadan’s Queen of pastries

2018-05-25T17:09:03+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

‘But I have 5 kilos of Chebbakia in my hand luggage, that’s why it’s overweight’ says the man just ahead of me in the check-in queue for the Air Arabia flight to London Gatwick. The member of Fez airport ground crew hesitates then looks up [...]

7 05, 2018

A day in the country

2018-05-25T17:09:32+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Friday is the holy day in Morocco, where the mosques are the fullest; the midday prayer is the longest and where family kitchens excel in the variation and refinement of the Friday Family Couscous. But Sunday is the day where most people mark a [...]

1 05, 2018

“Moroccan feast at a foodie hotel master class”

2018-05-25T16:37:04+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

 Excerpts from latest article in the daily mail online ‘Now, confession time’ writes Liz Hoggard in the dailymail.co.uk ‘I don’t cook much’. In a delightful article on the Tajine and side dishes cooking workshop at Fez Cooking School, Liz Hoggard, one of the top writers [...]