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A Century of Moroccan Eating

In real life I’m a huge history buff – I love it!  I have to say I think it was my love of history and current events that landed me in Morocco in the first place. Even MarocBaba tells me I know more about Moroccan history than he does. I’ve been brainstorming an idea for a new Friday series after finishing my favorite female food bloggers set and landed on a way to combine my love of food and history into one. So the new series is;

A Century of Moroccan Eating

Every week I’ll take one century, talk a little bit about what was going on in Morocco at that time, and include a recipe for something that embodies that period.  I hope to make the posts really fun and informative (and maybe just a little bit of nerdy-ness…)
 

Visiting Tetouan in November

1910’sThe Protectorate

1920’s The Great Depression

1930’sBerber Nationalism

1940’s World War II Influences

1950’sIndependence

1960’s – The New King – Hassan II

1970’s – Hippie Culture and Influence

1980’s – Shifting Tides in Moroccan society

1990’s – Tourism

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Elizabeth

Sunday 25th of March 2012

Awesome idea! I have always found Moroccan history confusing and jumbled but FASCINATING! I love history too so I hope to learn alot. Can't wait for the first lesson!

Dan

Friday 23rd of March 2012

I am *so* looking forward to this. What a great idea!

When I took a general interest Mediterranean cooking class several years ago, the chef did mini history lessons before each class for each region (including, but not limited to Spain, Greece, Morocco, France and Italy). Some of the talks included when certain ingredients arrived in each region. E.g., tomatoes aren't native to Europe, so imagine Italy and Spain without them in the middle-ages!

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