1) Eating and drinking habits in morocco
In Morocco, eating and drinking habits are different and various. As an example, people in Morocco usually eat together. They don’t eat from individual plates; we aren’t like Europe where generally Every one eats from his or her own plate. Also, people don’t use forks and knives. They use their hands or fingers. Before we eat, we usually wash our hands and say « in the name of god » and when we finish we say « thanks god ». Concerning drinking, tea is the most famous drink. We use it in a special way and we present it either separately or with some cakes. Also, in Arab countries, it is not a good habit to drink water before we eat because it is not healthy; in addition to this we must not drink standing. We drink while sitting down.
Tea drinking habits
When do moroccans drink tea?
All Moroccans drink tea in the morning, after lunch, in the evening and when we have a guest
Why do family gatherings drink tea?
In Morocco, we drink tea in gatherings because it gives a strong feeling of belonging.
How do moroccans drink tea ?
We drink tea in the Small glasses.
We drink tea in 3 turns: in the morning at 8 or 9 a.m, and after lunch at 3:00 p.m; then in the evning at 6: 00 p. m.
What’s the forbidden beverage in Morocco ?
We don’t drink alcohol in Morocco because it is banned and forbidden in Islam, and it is very harmful to the body.
How do moroccans eat ?
We eat 4 turns: breakfast, lunch, then dinner.
How do families eat ?
All families eat together in the same table and the same plate.
We eat with our hands and use bread when we eat « tajine » or spoon when we eat « couscous » or « elharira »
What’ s the habitual dish in « Ramadan » ?
Ramadan : it’ s an Islamic month when the all Muslims don’t drink or eat anything from 5 : 00 or 4 : 00 a. m until the evening. We eat « tajin » and bread and we drink juice and water or tea. At 6 : 00 p. m in morocco we break the fast and eat the different plates. We eat different delicious bread with tea or coffee and juice and « elharira » : it is a soup with lentils, parsley and spices. It is served with dates: typical tradition in Morocco. We also eat different Moroccan dessert.
What’ s the eating tradition in weddings in Morocco ?
In the wedding, we serve « bastila » and the different « tajin » plates, dessert, fruits, juice and tea.