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"Cooking at the hammam" Marrakesh Local Custom Tip by travelmad478

Marrakesh Local Customs: 100 reviews and 130 photos


One great custom that we took part in is the tradition of using the fires at the hammam (public steam baths) to cook food. In the morning, you put together your stew pot, then write your name on it and bring it to the local hammam. For a few dirhams, you can put your pot into the hot coals that stoke the steam baths, to slow-cook all day long. When you get it back, you've got a fantastic meal. We cooked several crocks of tangia (beef stew) this way, and saw these gentlemen at the hammam putting together their own stew pot.

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  • Written Jan 11, 2004
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