Best of 2016: Best Food Experiences in Europe & Africa

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Best Food Tours & Cooking Classes in Europe & Africa

Now more than ever is the prime time for food lovers to travel. Here are my favorite food tours and cooking classes from 2016 in Portugal, Spain, and Morocco:

Best Food Tour in Porto, Portugal – Taste of Porto

Beyond the port wine taverns and tourist traps, Taste of Porto offers a tasting and walking experience of the real Porto. Food-loving locals educate you about the city’s history and culture while visiting generations-old and modern-day restaurants and cafes with bites and sips that define the beauty of Porto and Portugal. Read more about my food tour experience here

Taberna do Largo. Tasting the country through its cheeses, cured meats, and wines. Inclusive with the ticket price are tasting and sips of the city’s best offerings, including this generous platter of local hams, cheeses, olives, nuts, and glasses of Portuguese wines
Leitaria da Quinta. Lemon and chocolate eclairs. From little tastes to savory sandwiches to sweet desserts, the food tour covers all grounds when it comes to food. The range of drinks are also complete from the wine varieties and even a coffee break

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Best Food Tour in Madrid, Spain – Devour Madrid

Devour Madrid Food Tours provide visitors with a proper taste of the country while gaining a true understanding of the flavors of the culturally vibrant capital. By the end of the tour, you will have eaten a filling quantity and variety of tapas and drank enough wine and vermouth like a true madrileño. Read more about my food tour experience here

Casa Toni. Tapas like a real local. Campo real olives, grilled chorizo, and patatas bravas with homemade sauces. While all these dishes may be familiar as a typical spread of tapas, Casa Toni serves it with a homemade touch in a generations-old tapas tavern. It cannot get more local
El Anciano Red de Los Vinos. Regalitos, little gifts. Roasted oxtails wrapped in fried Phyllo dough, topped with a roasted bell pepper and a balsamic reduction. The roasted taste of the oxtail brings depth to each crunchy bite. An incredible food find in this century-old establishment

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Best Cooking Class in Marrakech, Morocco – Mandarin Oriental Marrakech Culinary Delights

Mandarin Oriental Marrakech offers guests the ultimate food education right in the heat of the kitchen. Local Moroccan chefs with the rigorous training of the five-star resort teach guests the recipes and techniques of Moroccan cuisine. Read more about my cooking class experience here

Our wonderful local chef explaining each of the spices and how it is used in our class’s menu, from the salads to the main dish. The spices are not measured but added according to taste. Compared to other countries’ cumin spice, the Moroccan flavor has a slight subtlety which makes the spice rounded and not overbearing
Tagine de poulet aux citrons confit et olive du pays. One of the most known dishes in Moroccan cuisine. The flavor has a fantastic complexity from the salted lemons, which give a savory, bitter, sweet profile to the dish. The design of the tagine provides excellent moisture and tenderness to the dish after it slowly simmers over the flame. Moroccan cuisine is certainly complex and requires patience

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Route de Golf Royal, 40 000
Marrakech, Morocco
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