The Menara Garden Pavilion in Marrakech

Tips of Marrakesh…. Intro

Marrakesh is located in the center of Morocco, about 150 kms from the ocean and on the bottom of the Atlas mountains. Its nickname is the « red city » in reference of the red color of most of the houses. The city has been builded in the 10th century by the Almoravides and there are  (unofficialy)…

A bouquet of aromatics

How about the spices part 2

Some definitions Aromatic In the dictionary, an “aromatic” is a fragrant plant material, used in medicine, cooking and in perfumery. The scent of these plants comes from aromatic compounds, esters, which often contain, indeed, of the active antiseptic, digestive, stimulant or simply enjoyable. We must therefore translate this definition that herbs are plants containing essential…

How about the spices Part 1

Spices in Bulk According to archaeological research conducted in the Middle East, the first spice used in ancient times was the caraway. Its use dates back to 3000 BC. Historically, the existence of spices that is mentioned from Herodotus, circa 500 BC. The early Greek texts do not mention that cinnamon and its cousin the…