Planning the Perfect Moroccan Party

Understanding the Ceremonial Meal

In order to host a traditional Moroccan feast it is important to understand the Moroccan culture. Only by understanding the culture can you truly create a flavorful atmosphere at home and a more authentic experience for your guests.

Moroccan feasts are ceremonious events that can include up to 50 courses! In traditional Moroccan homes, the master of the house does not eat with his guests, opting instead, to supervise the ceremonious meal. As the meal begins, each guest shakes hands with the person to their right, though never starting with the mistress of the house. Following the ceremonial handshake, each guest seats themselves on cushions tha