Comment on Moroccan Stew by ramr.
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.