Category Archives: Morocco

Sqala: the ultimate Moroccan breakfast

I asked the waiter to explain what some of the choices were. A lot of the words and names of dishes were things I had never heard of. I was trying to make sense of it all… “Or you can … Continue reading

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the best razor clams: a cinnamon tinged country

 razor clams It’s pretty rare to see razor clams at a fishmonger. Even in France. So when I saw them in the central Market in Casablanca, I couldn’t help but exclaim, “Look she has couteaux (razor clams)! Lets get some.” … Continue reading

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Sqala: mise en bouche

  The Kemia Mauresque, were actually a selection of cooked vegetables that the waiter told us were Moroccan salads. All served cold. Artichoke (farthest away) with tomato was delicately spicy. Tender artichokes. Seemed generally typical of Mediterranean cuisine, something the … Continue reading

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Al Mounia

 We were impressed when we discovered that the taxi driver knew where Al Mounia was. Not only because most of the other petit taxis seemed not to know where even the biggest monuments of the city were. But because we … Continue reading

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Petit Taxis in Casa: getting there

For short distances in Casablanca, there are the Petit Taxis. Little red cars, beat up like old tin cans. The drivers are useless. Its crazy. Half of the time you get in, the driver has no idea where it is … Continue reading

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perspectives Casa

     

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street life Casa

       

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Rick’s Café Casablanca

Rick’s café  Good thing we got in on Sunday. There was live jazz at Rick’s. Not quite Sam on the piano, but close enough. The film Casablanca, was entirely done on set. Rick’s remained alive in our minds after watching … Continue reading

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Lunch at Central Market Casa: step three

step three: watch the world go by….

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Lunch at Central Market Casa: step two

Step two : Take it to Bouchra Zoubida is the oyster lady at Parc Dar Kachon stand in the middle of the market. Apparently she is the matriarch of the Central Market and has been there every day for 39 years. … Continue reading

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Lunch at Central Market Casa: step one

Step one: buy your fish.

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Central Market Casablanca

            just got back. more to come.

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