12 Essential Kitchen Tools for a Traditional Moroccan Meal
From rose-scented water dispensers and lemonwood spoons to ceramic tagines and woven bread baskets, you’ll want these kitchen accessories for your next North African feast
Basking in the sun of North Africa’s sparkling cobalt coast, Morocco boasts a unique cuisine quite unlike its Middle Eastern cousins. With both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines and ties to Berber, Arab, and European roots, Morocco’s food traditions embrace techniques and spices from around the world, varying greatly across the California-sized country. The diverse cuisine is a stalwart component of the country’s culture: Outside of cities, few Moroccans own clocks, instead scheduling their day around the five typical daily meals. Each of these meals is revered as a social and familial celebration, embracing communal styles of eating and strict customs of hospitality, as chatter and laughter ring through the house for hours.
Even if you can’t walk out your door to the smells of saffron and preserved lemons wafting between the stalls of a local bazaar, the distance from North Africa shouldn’t stop you from creating a meal that tastes like it came straight out of Rabat. We’ve created this guide to the 12 best Moroccan cooking tools, helping you to achieve those one-of-a-kind Moroccan flavors. With the right appliances, the aromas of flavorful tagines, warm khubz, and tender kebabs will soon fill your kitchen. And if the prospect of the food itself doesn’t convince you (we don’t know why it wouldn’t), the beautiful design of these traditional tools certainly will.