Moroccan cuisine embodies a diverse wealth of spice, flavour and aroma, with a heart that centres on communal eating and family feasts.
Did you know?
Mint tea is the national drink of Morocco.
Only 19% of Morocco’s land is able to be ploughed.
It is impolite to say no to meat when offered in Morocco.
Marrakesh (fourth largest city in Morocco) requires sun protection and headgear all year-round.
Traditionally the liver, not the heart, is considered to be the symbol of love in Morocco.
Morocco is the only African country that is not a member of the African Union.
Credit ~ Monika Walecka
Coveted since Roman times, Morocco’s rare and beautiful thuya wood can be found only in the western foothills of the Atlas Mountains. In modern times, this material is synonymous with wealth, being the first burled wood used for luxury dashboards in the Rolls Royce.
Bread is sacred in Morocco, it is forbidden to throw away bread.
Lunch is the largest meal of the day, family members take time from work or school to come home and eat together.
It is estimated that there is one dentist for every 800,000 residents so standard treatment for a toothache is extraction.