I am back from an unforgettable week in stunning, lively, warm Marrakech. I wish I was still there! May I return soon, In shaa’Allah. I came back to a tight deadline so I don’t have much time to talk about things and add pics (nor write in French), but here’s a little taste. Also, I bought a Moroccan tea set after spending much time bartering down prices to 70% off and introducing myself as Anna smeeti Fatima (my name is Fatima), but it was worth the hassle! Grenobloise = no discount. Fatima = local price!
I drank a lot of Mint Tea in Morocco, unsurprisingly, but being a green tea lover as well (and wanting a bit of caffeine) I was really drawn to Nora’s Moroccan Green Mint Tea with Sugar recipe (you can follow the same recipe but just leave out the green tea part for Mint Tea). I made it for the first time today (with less sugar) and it was incredible! Her blog Life in Marrakesh is wonderful by the way!
I’ll leave you with a few photos from the past week:
Yesterday, my first day walking around Grenoble since my return, I paid a visit to rue Chenoise which has a lot of North African businesses (which I often felt to be rather mysterious and unwelcoming — now I can’t wait to experience them) including a Moroccan restaurant, tea and hookah cafés, and tagine/ceramic stores where I recognized some items that were being sold at the souqs. I already go to Aux Bonnes Épices (1 rue Madeleine) right nearby for my curry/spice powders. I also walked past a couscous place on rue de la Poste (near Victor Hugo) and it had méchoui (quite expensive, of course)! My first meal in Marrakech was méchoui (why not start at the top?!), which was eaten on humble, cozy terrace on lamb alley overlooking place Djemaa el-Fna as well as a view of a neighboring terrace that had a goat (why not?).
…You know what this means, not only a petit Marrakech guide is in the air for this blog (the Grenoble guide is still in the works!), but where to find good Moroccan cuisine in Grenoble! The best Green Mint Tea in Grenoble is definitely to be found chez moi, just to be clear! Stay tuned…