Filling Our Stomachs in Marrakech
Ayana was doing a bang up job with the blog. But all the walking, flying and caleche riding caught up with her and now I’m back.
Since we both like to eat, we started with a light appetizer in the Djemaa El-Fna: snails or escargot if you want to be fancy. 5 dirham or 58 cents US got you about 15 snails in a spicy broth. You use toothpicks to pull out the snail and pop it in your mouth.
Next up on our culinary tour was pigeon pie, which is called pastilla. Yes, it is what you think. Pigeons aka the flying rat in a pastry with sugar and or honey, spices and eggs. But it wasn’t great. We did it so you don’t have to.
Sure does look nice before you start eating…
But once you cut into it, it nosedives like a bird shot out of the air.
Yes, that is what you think it is on the side of the plate.
Eating so many different foods at different stalls has made us friends with some of the workers.
Ayana and a new admirer. This spry fellow jumped over a plate of fish to get a pic with her.
Brian and Mohammed
Mint tea is known as Moroccan whiskey – the drink that goes with everything. The tea is made from dry mint, which is then poured over fresh mint leaves. Moroccans prefer it with a large soap bar size cube of sugar.
But we are not done with Marrakech yet. More next post!