Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Photograph and copyright by manfredi bellati
TANGIER – The Place. As you enter the Medina from the Porte d’Italie from the Grand Socco in one of the little streets on the right is this spice shop. Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food. While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many ingredients, like saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez, are home-grown. Common spices cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, pepper, paprika just to name a few.

Photograph and copyright by manfredi bellati
The People. Located in the heart of Tangier’s old quarters, in the Petit Socco, which is the Medina’s principal landmark and one of Tangier’s most picturesque sites is the café snack bar, Zoco Chico owned by Englishman, David Bashy. Here you can enjoy a variety of dishes such as; Mutabal, Couscous Falafel, Tabouleh, Baba Ghanouj. Or drinks like; iced coffee or tea, cappuccino, mocha frappe and caramellato. David also does take-away and caters to private clients.
Zoco Chico: 17, Petit Socco – tel: 012 029 446 Pin It