My spouse & i visited Morocco with Moroccan family many …

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My spouse & i visited Morocco with Moroccan family many years ago – from Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, then down to Marrakesh. We mostly stayed with family in Mohammedia, on the coast. Life was delicious, to say the least. i, too, have been romanticized by visions of Morocco since i was young but staying with Muslims takes away that hazy sense of “Turkish Delight” and instead replaced it, for me, with an amazing sense of being cradled by the ‘motherly’ and woman-centered presence in a household. But Morocco is sensory overload – smells (both pleasant and unpleasant; you are very physically close to people there), sights, tastes – i fear it as much as i love it. Go. and welcome to Portland.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.