Berber cuisine is also known as Amazing cuisine and incorporates a wide range of North African flavors. The Atlas mountains of Morocco have had a substantial influence on Berber cuisine, as have Morocco and Algeria’s many cities and areas.
The specific nature of the Berber cuisine you’re served up can differ wildly depending upon which North African area you are dining in. Generally, dishes are closely linked to the specific area they are derived from. Some Berber dishes have been consumed for over a thousand years. Some of the most well-known Berber dishes include couscous, tajine, msemen, harissa, asida and pastilla.
Baghrir is a Semolina pancake and another popular Berber dish. Pancakes are extremely popular in the region, and the pancake Bourjeje is a mouth-watering option made from flour, yeast, eggs and salt. Bread made with traditional yeast is also consumed frequently, as is couscous, which is eaten across the world and is one of the most famous examples of Berber food.
Mechoui is sheep coated in natural butter for taste and is often served at special events such as festivals. Merguez is a spicy sausage normally made from lamb, whilst the famous dish of tajine is served with various foods including plums, lamb meat, sardines, chicken, tuna, turkey and other meats and fish. The locals also regularly enjoy a dish known as Tachricht, which includes offal such as heart, lungs, brain and tripe, which are rolled up with intestines and cooked on embers.
If you’re ready to enjoy an authentic taste of Morocco, you may well wish to book a tour with Morrocan Berber Life. The team that run Moroccan Berber Life have been organising educational and richly-enjoyable tours of Morocco for many years and have the expertise and experience needed to create magical bespoke experiences. A typical booking might include a visit to a highly-authentic Berber restaurant, a quad biking trip, a camel ride, a road route journey or an off-road exploration.