What’s that smell? Morocco’s communal ovens

Moroccan khubz bread. Low-res photo by Johanna Read TravelEater.net

Moroccan khubz bread, fresh from the communal oven

My first article for Paste Magazine was published today. It’s all about Morocco’s communal ovens and how they epitomize the community aspect of Morocco:

What’s that smell: Morocco’s communal ovens

I’d like to thank Rose Button and Hajiba Dahik for my baking class at Dar Zerhoune. Dar Zerhoune is a lovely guesthouse in Moulay Idriss, a tiny town right next door to the UNESCO Volubilis ruins. I only wish I’d met Rose earlier in my trip to Morocco so I could have spent more time in lovely Moulay!

Did you notice the communal ovens during your visit to Morocco? Have you seen them in other countries? What are the equivalents in North America? 

Stay tuned — I have more articles about Moulay and Morocco to come!

The author and Hajiba at the Dar Zerhoune baking class. Low-res photo by Rose Button

Hajiba Dahik teaching me how to bake Moroccan-style at Dar Zerhoune. Photo by Rose Button.

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