It’s the last day on our imaginary trip to Morocco as we travel Around the World in 80 Days. We’re taking a steamer to the south of France tonight. Generous to the interests of you, our devoted readers, we went to eat at the Sultan’s tent restaurant. It was a delicious gesture! The sultaness feast included an appetizer of four spiced salads, a b’stilla chicken pie, couscous or tagine, and a tasty phyllo dessert.
During our visit to Morocco, we have been cooking some of these dishes at home. The cumin jar is getting empty! Our favourite dishes have been cold beet salad, phyllo b’stillas, and chicken and apricot couscous. (The b’stillas are traditionally made with pigeon, but since those are our son’s favourite animals, we stuck with chicken!) We bought fresh mint to make tea with plenty of sugar, and then poured it from high to make it bubble.
Here are a few other library selections we enjoyed on vacation:
The Storytellers by Ted Lewin is a picture book with lovely watercolours that give you a vivid sense of street life in Fez. A grandfather and grandson walk through the souk marketplace, observing all the professions as they head to their job as storytellers. 0688151787
Valerie Pringle is a cheerful tour guide providing an overview of key sites in Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building Season 2 Morocco. This DVD provides an overview of key sights and the market artisans.
Marrakesh By Design by Maryam Montague is a cheerful collage of colour and pattern. There are appealing photos of Moroccan interiors with tips on how to decorate your home.
We have loved our time in Morocco, walking through the white snow and pretending we are looking at the Sahara sand dunes. If you wish you were here too, try some of our recommended titles. And now, if we’re going to make it Around the World in 80 Days, we must reluctantly leave Morocco. Talk to you soon!