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The Magic of Morocco - The Great Moroccan Cook Off with David Atherton

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Lou Fox

Join the Adventure Boutique and Elegant Resorts on this experience of a lifetime!

Join 2019 'The Great British Bake Off' winner David Atherton and expert expedition leader Dr Raj Joshi as they lead you through a culinary extravaganza. If you're looking to challenge your travel boundaries with some scenic adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, check out our selection of bespoke expeditions across the globe. Reach new heights, meet new people, experience new cultures, and achieve things you never thought possible, alongside our expert and encouraging expedition teams.

What is the Adventure Boutique?

A world leader in luxury adventure travel, The Adventure Boutique offers tailor-made trips that are a little out of the ordinary. Dr. Raj Joshi, Founder of The Adventure Boutique, has years of experience leading teams through some of the world's most remote environments. As one of your expedition leaders for The Adventure Boutique in Morocco, it's safe to say that Raj has enjoyed his fair share of adventures around the globe, exploring some of the most remote and hostile regions as well as climbing the highest mountain on every continent in the world. His expertise was shown to the nation as he guided Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, and many others to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for BBC Comic Relief in 2009, as well as accompanying David Beckham on a challenging expedition through the Amazon rainforest for the BBC in 2014.
Dr Raj Joshi in Morocco
Everest Base Camp with The Adventure Boutique

The Great Moroccan Cook Off

Join 2019 'The Great British Bake Off' winner David Atherton and expert expedition leader Dr Raj Joshi as they lead you through a culinary extravaganza. Tantalise your tastebuds as you wander through the traditional riads, bustling souks, thriving villages, and impressive mountains of Morocco on a unique 8-day itinerary designed to highlight authentic Moroccan cuisine.

During this adventure you will learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine, considered by many to be some of the most delicious and diverse food in the world. You and your taste buds will be tantalised and challenged as you learn and master the art of Moroccan recipes, giving you the ability to replicate amazing Moroccan dishes in your home for your family and friends.Practice your baking skills making Amlou, Batbout, and other traditional breads, learn hints and tips from Berber chefs cooking traditional Moroccan food, enjoy a day's trek into the neighbouring Azzaden valley, and be in awe of the spectacular views of the Atlas mountain range before returning to your luxury camping site or luxury hotel.

The Great Moroccan Cook Off Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Morocco where you will be transferred to the Atlas Mountains to the warm welcome of The Adventure Boutique team and star baker David Atherton before heading to your hotel for the night.

Day 2 & 3

Your first two days will be spent in the Atlas Mountains where you will enjoy beautiful morning hikes before taking part in your first cookery workshop. The next day will be spent visiting a local women's cooperative who specialise in making Argan Oil and enjoying an authentic bread making session in the afternoon sun.

Day 4

Today you'll leave the Atlas Mountains and trek to the nearby Azzaden Valley. Here you will be invited to share and learn how a typical meal is prepared with a local Berber family and David, such as Harir soup and Medfouna. After a day of meeting locals and trekking, you'll be camping under the stars in the Azzaden Valley.

Day 5

A change in location reveals yet another side to the spectacular scenery of Morocco as you head towards Marrakech in your private transfer. Once in the bustling city, you'll be taken to an exciting workshop, where you will be able to make your own authentic Moroccan sweets. Before heading back to your luxury boutique hotel for the evening, take part in and learn about the traditional Moroccan tea ceremony, poured from a height.

Day 6 & 7

Enjoy meandering through the streets of Marrakech as you visit the thriving spice markets with a local chef, practice your cookery skills and indulge in the street food of the Jemaa el-Fnaa in the medina quarter, and enjoy an authentic Bastilla making workshop, revered as a local speciality.

Day 8

Your immersive and inspiring experience in Morocco comes to an end as you head back home after time to reflect on your journey and everything you have learnt.
There are still spaces available on this expedition for you to experience authentic Moroccan cuisine for yourself! Please click here for more information, or to see our other exciting itineraries!

Lou Fox

Content Assistant

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt, traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, to volunteering in a small village in rural Uganda, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.

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