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Host: Hind

Marrakech, Morocco

USD
$40-$72 per person

Moroccan family recipes with a Marrakech native

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Hind

A Marrakech native, Hind grew up in a riad in Marrakech’s Medina (old quarter)! A warm and friendly host, Hind grew up with a big family and because her mother worked night shifts, Hind and her sister would cook her mother’s recipes for their family. Through trial and error, she perfected her mother’s recipes and now loves to cook for friends and family. Hind finds cooking to be relaxing and fun! When she tries food at restaurants that she thinks could taste better she recreates it at home in the way she thinks it ought to be. Hind loves dancing, traveling and working with her hands – she is a pro at taking vintage products and repurposing them. Enjoy an immersive Moroccan culinary experience with a local!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-20 guests) Meet your host Hind at her parent's home for your Moroccan dining experience. She will welcome you with a traditional date milk or mint tea. Chat with Hind in the living room before heading to their dining table to join her for a traditional homemade Moroccan meal. Your seasonal meal will typically include a soup or salad, main, side and dessert. Your meal will include dishes such as zalouk, taktouka or harira, tajine, couscous and will conclude with a dessert of fresh fruit and cinnamon or a sweetened nut pastilla and cream.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join your host Hind at her parent's traditional Moroccan kitchen to learn to cook an authentic Moroccan meal from recipes that Hind has perfected over the years. In your hands-on cooking class you will learn to make two to three dishes from scratch in your host’s kitchen. Your Moroccan cooking lesson will last about two and a half hours. Learn to cook an authentic tajine, zalouk (eggplant salad) or taktouka (a zesty dip of cooked tomatoes and roasted peppers) and meat or vegetable couscous. If there is anything in particular you would like to learn, feel free to ask Hind ahead of time. After cooking you will sit down at the dining table to share the meal you helped prepare with Hind.

Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Zalouk, taktouka or harira
  • Seasonal tajine with vegetables and couscous
  • Dessert of fresh fruit or pastilla with cream
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

It was a pleasure to be hosted by Hind. She was incredibly welcoming, talkative (perfect English!!) and gracious. The meal itself was excellent and she has our highest recommendation. We cooked a very authentic Moroccan meal of various mixed salads and a beef tagine. Hind gave us a tour of the Jemaa el Fnaa square and market beforehand where we enjoyed a fresh squeezed juice. Hind also took us to a separate market to buy fruit and bread. After the cooking we sat down and enjoyed the meal, which was delicious. It was nice to do it at the beginning of our trip as it informed the rest of our trip in terms of many of the dishes we ate and saw on menus. Hind was an excellent overall host and spoke perfect English with minimal accent, which was nice and made it easy to understand her. She gave us a lot of info on Morocco and the food culture as we cooked and helpful pieces of information on techniques and spices, etc. we could incorporate in our own home cooking. Overall I could not recommend her more highly.

Corey, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

4.33 (6)
Hind is a wonderful, hospitable host who made feel right at home. The meal we prepared was a simple, Moroccan staple. She taught me well and I can’t wait to try the dish with my family when I return home.
- Laura J December 10, 2018
We recommend the personal experience of cooking in Hind's home. Hind was a good teacher, very accommodating, and a delight. The only negative was that we spent nearly no time in the market and got very little out of that experience in comparison to other market cooking classes we have participated in. Cooking at home was fun and different than other classes we have taken, Large group classes are largely about the performance. This is about the intimacy of cooking, chopping, measuring, and getting to know someone you would not meet otherwise. We learned about cooking a lamb and vegetable tajine, Bastilla, and several salads. It was a feast with wine. Come hungry. Hind sent us the recipes for what we cooked and more after we left. Its a great change for the typical cooking class. Also, Hind spoke English well. It took about 5 hours
- GratefulDave May 06, 2018
Our host Hind was really wonderful --she was very welcoming, and cooked a delicious meal for us. It was great to see a different part of town and spend some time in a Moroccan home. It was interesting to watch her cook using traditional methods. While we enjoyed our time, we were a bit disappointed however that we didn't get to do much cooking ourselves. We would recommend this experience for people who want to taste a home-made meal but not for people who want to learn how to cook a meal.
- Louise D April 11, 2018
We meet a sweet and nice lady. Very easy to find her home. She had planned a nice menu for us, and it turned out delicious. The place was nice and clean. We can give her the best reccomendations Inger Marie
- Odyssey494089 March 28, 2018
I had the pleasure of cooking with Hind in her lovely apartment in the new city. She is warm, funny and welcoming. We made harissa, zalouk and beef with vegetable couscous. You will not only learn about food but also Moroccan culture. Hind is a gem. I highly recommend this over the touristy restaurant classes!
- dianna515 March 28, 2018
We spent a lovely evening with Hind. She is warm, energetic and animated, a great conversationalist, and a great cook as well. After a quick visit to the local market to pick up a few ingredients, we pitched in a bit to help make a Berber style vegetable and beef tagine, which was complemented by a Moroccan salad, a puréed eggplant side dish, roast saffron chicken, and after dinner sweets and fruits. She is very efficient in the kitchen, so if you really want to get your hands dirty with the prep work do let her know in advance.Hind cooks the traditional way: A pinch of this, and a dash of that. If you are the type who needs precise recipies and measurements you may be a bit frustrated, but we found that this matched our own cooking style.
- charlesf729 March 23, 2018
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Hind

$40-$72 USD

per person
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  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$48 $40 $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $58 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$48 $40 $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $58 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Hind

A Marrakech native, Hind grew up in a riad in Marrakech’s Medina (old quarter)! A warm and friendly host, Hind grew up with a big family and because her mother worked night shifts, Hind and her sister would cook her mother’s recipes for their family. Through trial and error, she perfected her mother’s recipes and now loves to cook for friends and family. Hind finds cooking to be relaxing and fun! When she tries food at restaurants that she thinks could taste better she recreates it at home in the way she thinks it ought to be. Hind loves dancing, traveling and working with her hands – she is a pro at taking vintage products and repurposing them. Enjoy an immersive Moroccan culinary experience with a local!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-20 guests) Meet your host Hind at her parent's home for your Moroccan dining experience. She will welcome you with a traditional date milk or mint tea. Chat with Hind in the living room before heading to their dining table to join her for a traditional homemade Moroccan meal. Your seasonal meal will typically include a soup or salad, main, side and dessert. Your meal will include dishes such as zalouk, taktouka or harira, tajine, couscous and will conclude with a dessert of fresh fruit and cinnamon or a sweetened nut pastilla and cream.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join your host Hind at her parent's traditional Moroccan kitchen to learn to cook an authentic Moroccan meal from recipes that Hind has perfected over the years. In your hands-on cooking class you will learn to make two to three dishes from scratch in your host’s kitchen. Your Moroccan cooking lesson will last about two and a half hours. Learn to cook an authentic tajine, zalouk (eggplant salad) or taktouka (a zesty dip of cooked tomatoes and roasted peppers) and meat or vegetable couscous. If there is anything in particular you would like to learn, feel free to ask Hind ahead of time. After cooking you will sit down at the dining table to share the meal you helped prepare with Hind.

Languages spoken: English, Arabic, French

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Zalouk, taktouka or harira
  • Seasonal tajine with vegetables and couscous
  • Dessert of fresh fruit or pastilla with cream
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

It was a pleasure to be hosted by Hind. She was incredibly welcoming, talkative (perfect English!!) and gracious. The meal itself was excellent and she has our highest recommendation. We cooked a very authentic Moroccan meal of various mixed salads and a beef tagine. Hind gave us a tour of the Jemaa el Fnaa square and market beforehand where we enjoyed a fresh squeezed juice. Hind also took us to a separate market to buy fruit and bread. After the cooking we sat down and enjoyed the meal, which was delicious. It was nice to do it at the beginning of our trip as it informed the rest of our trip in terms of many of the dishes we ate and saw on menus. Hind was an excellent overall host and spoke perfect English with minimal accent, which was nice and made it easy to understand her. She gave us a lot of info on Morocco and the food culture as we cooked and helpful pieces of information on techniques and spices, etc. we could incorporate in our own home cooking. Overall I could not recommend her more highly.

Corey, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

4.33 (6)
Hind is a wonderful, hospitable host who made feel right at home. The meal we prepared was a simple, Moroccan staple. She taught me well and I can’t wait to try the dish with my family when I return home.
- Laura J December 10, 2018
We recommend the personal experience of cooking in Hind's home. Hind was a good teacher, very accommodating, and a delight. The only negative was that we spent nearly no time in the market and got very little out of that experience in comparison to other market cooking classes we have participated in. Cooking at home was fun and different than other classes we have taken, Large group classes are largely about the performance. This is about the intimacy of cooking, chopping, measuring, and getting to know someone you would not meet otherwise. We learned about cooking a lamb and vegetable tajine, Bastilla, and several salads. It was a feast with wine. Come hungry. Hind sent us the recipes for what we cooked and more after we left. Its a great change for the typical cooking class. Also, Hind spoke English well. It took about 5 hours
- GratefulDave May 06, 2018
Our host Hind was really wonderful --she was very welcoming, and cooked a delicious meal for us. It was great to see a different part of town and spend some time in a Moroccan home. It was interesting to watch her cook using traditional methods. While we enjoyed our time, we were a bit disappointed however that we didn't get to do much cooking ourselves. We would recommend this experience for people who want to taste a home-made meal but not for people who want to learn how to cook a meal.
- Louise D April 11, 2018
We meet a sweet and nice lady. Very easy to find her home. She had planned a nice menu for us, and it turned out delicious. The place was nice and clean. We can give her the best reccomendations Inger Marie
- Odyssey494089 March 28, 2018
I had the pleasure of cooking with Hind in her lovely apartment in the new city. She is warm, funny and welcoming. We made harissa, zalouk and beef with vegetable couscous. You will not only learn about food but also Moroccan culture. Hind is a gem. I highly recommend this over the touristy restaurant classes!
- dianna515 March 28, 2018
We spent a lovely evening with Hind. She is warm, energetic and animated, a great conversationalist, and a great cook as well. After a quick visit to the local market to pick up a few ingredients, we pitched in a bit to help make a Berber style vegetable and beef tagine, which was complemented by a Moroccan salad, a puréed eggplant side dish, roast saffron chicken, and after dinner sweets and fruits. She is very efficient in the kitchen, so if you really want to get your hands dirty with the prep work do let her know in advance.Hind cooks the traditional way: A pinch of this, and a dash of that. If you are the type who needs precise recipies and measurements you may be a bit frustrated, but we found that this matched our own cooking style.
- charlesf729 March 23, 2018
Read More
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$48 $40 $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $58 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$48 $40 $40
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $58 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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