Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lotus Chef Cooking School

Woke early and sat on the balcony watching the sun come up.
The street below was busy in a sea of lights.

 Our hotel must have known a group of quilters were coming to stay.
They greeted us with hexi panels over the front doors.
 Our bus stopped to allow us to stroll by the Koutoubia Mosque, is the largest mosque in Marrakesh.

 We then wandered down tiny alleyways.....

 ......where a door opened to the foyer......
 ....of the Lotus Chef Cooking School.
 Racks of spices to go into our meal.
 Our hostess described the various herbs and spices.
 We were served mint tea, traditionally brewed and poured from silver teapots....
 ....accompanied by delicious little morsels of cookie.
 Our hands were washed in silver wash stands.
 Our lunch cooking in tagines.
 One of the chefs preparing bread to go with our meal.
 We prepared and cooked Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives.
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
 Preparing Berber Vegetable Tagine.
We also cooked Zaalook Salad of eggplant.
 Chef's dessert of flat sweet bread with a milk custard and nuts called Milk Pastilla.
 We also made this refreshing delicious dessert of grated carrot, orange juice, cinnamon, sugar and topped with sultanas. 
To finish off our lunch, served delicious homemade biscuits.


  1. I hope there is some hiking include in your trip, or rock climbing. Witch such an abundance of delicious dishes you will need a good work-out!

  2. The cooking school looks very attractive and professional. Hope you enjoyed the meal. It looks very inviting.

  3. Looks delicious. The architecture is so interesting, you are outside but inside in the beautiful courtyard.

  4. I love the patterns on the Tangine lid. Was that the Berber Vegetable Tagine dish?

  5. There are so many beautiful tiled patterns to look at. I'm sure you are enjoying it...