Morocco is sometimes called, “the culinary star of North Africa”. This country truly lives up to its name because of the intense spices and flavors using in the native cuisine. If you are a foodie, you will definitely want to pay a visit to Morocco.

Morocco has its own unique culinary style which developed over many years of trade. Many different tastes and techniques have been mixed together to create a melting post of unforgettable food. Moroccan cuisine is all about bold flavors and zingy spices. Expect to taste cumin, coriander, paprika, dried ginger, cinnamon and chilies.

When dining in Morocco, it is very likely that you will come across harissa. This traditional paste of olive oil, salt and chilies is the perfect way to spice up any dish. The flavors of the dishes in Morocco will vary from vendor to vendor. It’s possible to have a recipe include a spice mixture of anywhere from 10 to 100 spices!

One dish in particular that you will definitely want try when visiting Morocco is lamb. If you are ever in front of a vendor and they have freshly cooked lamb available, do yourself a favor and try it. Lamb is a main meat here and when prepared it is cooked until the meat falls off the bone. You can usually find it topped with raisins, apricot puree or other mildly sweet sauces.

After sampling all of the delicious Moroccan cuisine, be sure to finish off your feast with one of their rich desserts. From nuts to cinnamon, fruits and mouth-watering filo dough dripping with honey, they are nothing like you have ever tasted before.

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