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Welcome to Taste of Maroc

Taste of Maroc invites you to explore Moroccan cuisine, lifestyle, culture, and travel.

Food writer Christine Benlafquih founded Taste of Maroc to share and preserve her extensive collection of Moroccan recipes and tutorials. Many of these were written while she was the Moroccan food expert at About.com from 2008 to 2016. You’ll also find contributions from Nada Kiffa, the food writer behind the recipe collection at Ainek Mizanek.

While traditional Moroccan food is our primary emphasis, there’s so much more to sample in Morocco than its fabulous cuisine. To that end, we’ll add practical guides and articles related to Moroccan lifestyle, culture, travel, living in Morocco, and more.

Check back often to browse the latest recipes and articles, and be sure to sign up for our email list to keep up to date with recent postings and seasonal content.

More About Christine Benlafquih

Christine was the Moroccan food expert for The Spruce Eats (formerly About.com) from 2008 to 2016. At the time, she was raising six kids in Morocco and daily life in Casablanca easily overlapped with an in-depth exploration of Moroccan cuisine.

After About.com rebranded and combined its food sites into The Spruce Eats, she launched Taste of Maroc to archive recipes and continue writing about Moroccan cuisine and culture. A few years later, she also started Taste of Casablanca, which offers Moroccan cooking classes, food tours, and other culinary tourism activities in Casablanca, Morocco.

Christine has a degree in journalism and professional experience in communications, public relations, publications, and advertising. When she’s not in Morocco, Northern Virginia is her home in the U.S.


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