Djemaa El Fna
A Midnight Snack
Djemaa El Fna is one of Morocco's most famous spots, mostly for it's exciting night life and noisy food carts that come alive just after dark. Boiled snails in broth are a favorite among Moroccans in many cities, and although they may seem off putting at first, there is nothing more rewarding that fishing a good, fat snail out of it's shell with nothing but a toothpick and your wits to guide you. The trick with these little guys is to be patient and gentle with your toothpick, and if you have a weak stomach, don't look too hard. Choose wisely: there are many snail carts lining he outer rim of Fna's labyrinth of food carts, and each may seem more appetizing than the next. Your best bet is to follow your nose and let the vendors do the rest. Remember to drink the broth at the end, it is arguably the best part!
By Elèna Ruyter
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