Welcome to Taste of Maroc
Thanks for stopping by! We invite you to browse or search the site to explore Moroccan cuisine, lifestyle, culture and travel.
Taste of Maroc was founded by food writer Christine Benlafquih 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 be adding practical guides and articles related to Moroccan lifestyle, culture, travel, expat living, and more.
Check back often to browse the latest recipes and articles, and be sure to sign up for our mail list to keep up to date with recent postings and seasonal content.
More About Christine Benlafquih
Hi there! Some of you may know me from my time as the Moroccan food expert for The Spruce Eats (formerly About.com). At that time I was raising six kids in Morocco and daily life in Casablanca easily overlapped with my exploration of Moroccan cuisine. Those were the early days of food blogging and content sites, and I loved having a way to share what I learned and to connect with other food writers, chefs, and home cooks.
After About.com rebranded and combined its food sites into The Spruce Eats, I started Taste of Maroc so I could archive recipes and continue writing about the cuisine and culture. Now that most of my kids have grown and flown the nest, I also find time to run Moroccan cooking classes, food tours, and culinary activities at Taste of Casablanca. Occasionally I take on freelance writing, editing, consulting, and website content work, so life is busy and full.
Prior to all that, I worked in public relations and publications. I have a degree in journalism and early professional experience in retail advertising. Northern Virginia is my home in the U.S.
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