Marta On The Move Podcast- Hosted by Marta Napoleone Mazzoni
About This Show
Visit www.martaonthemove.com A podcast hosted by Marta Mazzoni featuring-
-Candid and comedic conversations
- Pop culture
A lifestyle podcast that blends interesting people from her hometown with her passion for travel, Marta is a minimalist solo traveler at heart, and loves to explore the world for interesting cultural experiences.
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Most Recent Episode
The Spice Of Morocco Marta On The Move Episode 85
I have recently returned from my Moroccan journey, and I am forever changed in my love of spices. The richness of the country, is in it's spices in my opinion. I have never seen, tasted, or smelled such pungent, and varied flavors. I wanted to record when I got home about all that I have seen, tasted, and hopefully share some cooking tips with my listeners from locals on the trip! I love to cook, and made finding some cooking classes while I was there a top priority. In fact, the first night I arrived after my flight, I contacted a local family to see if I could join them for dinner, and help prepare the meal. Khadija'a Kuzina was the easiest choice I had to make before I arrived. They responded instantly, warmly, and accommodated me on short notice. I met with them, and had a lovely meal of eggplant appetizer, salad, fresh squeeze juice, and lamb tagine with prunes and almonds. (MY FAV!) It was easily the best food I had in Morocco, and I helped make it, furiously scribbling down recipes, and notes as we cooked. I felt an instant connection to the family, and can't wait to return to visit them again. Another excellent cooking class I attended was with Fatima, who cooks out of the Hotel Villa Maroc, and I truly enjoyed that she took us into the depths of the markets in Essaouira. Even past what I like to call "Slaughter Alley", where all the live meat is butchered. I will never look at chicken the same way again. Fatima also explained certain spices that otherwise, we would not know what were used for, and that I wanted them in my own kitchen. I myself picked up "top of the shop" spice called Ras el Hanout, a blend of over 70 spices that had me questioning whether I was going to clear US customs, because of how strong the aroma. Next I visited a spice shop in the town where the owners invited me in for tea. We sat, and discussed his family, and how the spice shop immersed from an old record store. We also discuss some Moroccan traditions, the favorite spices people use, and types of teas the locals drink daily. Essouira is also known for their Argan oil, using it for their skin, but also, surprisingly to me, in their cooking, and this is the only place I would purchase