Tagine Zhor, the word Zhor was my loving Fez born Grandmother’s name. I take tremendous pride in her cuisine. It can be characterised by her subtle blending of spices used expertly to enhance rather than mask the flavour and fragrance of her dishes, especially her tagines.
Eating at Grandmother’s house was a very serious business! She would get up in the early hours of the morning and head to our local market the “Marché Mazola”. She took immense pride in every aspect of a meal, from purchasing the freshest produce, to the preparation, cooking, and finally the presentation of every dish.
She truly was the master cook in our family; her spirit lives on through the traditional Moroccan recipes she has passed down to me. I endeavour to follow in my Grandmother’s footsteps and I will be forever grateful to her as the most fantastic and loving mentor.