Bab Doukkala
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Feast your eyes in Marrakesh’s food markets
Morocco is one of the most agriculturally-productive countries on the continent, and its markets groan with produce to celebrate the fact. Bab Doukala, off the Djemaa el Fna has the best produce in the medina, but everywhere you can find the mountains of olives and oranges grown locally in huge groves. Every day bar Friday, stallholders bark out prices for fresh fruit and vegetables, still cats sit patiently at butcher’s stalls waiting for scraps (those used to buying meat at the supermarket should prepare themselves for the barrow-loads of heads and hooves for sale). Fresh bread is stacked warm and fresh from the community ovens it’s baked in, and in season orange blossom sweetens the air, ready to be turned into infusions for cooking.
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