Edwina grew up in a home where dinner parties and entertaining were the life and blood and this lifestyle continued for the million married years that followed but in July 2000, came the time for re-invention. Shedding everything with a key, she left Australia bound for Spain with receipts for things following. After a few years, with the re-invention still a work in progress, she bought a riad in Morocco, as a culinary destination for gourmands wanting to come, be and do fabulous, with cooking classes and way off the tourist trail, wonderful food, road trips, and picnics.
Dada Hasna is House of Fusion Marrakech's resident chef. Dada teaches all the more traditional Moroccan dishes using her own recipes. Edwina and Dada have been cooking alongside each other for more than five years, quite the team!
from Great Britain, May 2017
The food was absolutely delicious and the "cooking" was very much "hands on". The whole experience of buying the ingredients in the local market (in Arabic of course), preparing, cooking, and eating was absolutely fabulous - I had a really terrific holiday!
I took the class on December 19, 2016, on my own. The location is in the medina, very easy to find with the help of Google maps. The house is beautifully decorated. The teacher, Edwina, is from Melbourne, Australia. Her helper is a young Moroccan lady who does not speak a lot of English. They are very nice people.
I discussed the things that I would like to learn with Edwina. Then, she taught me some Arabic words, which I used when we were shopping for meat and veggies in the local market. I made 10 delicious dishes and finished most of them. I came back to my hotel with a full belly, a happy heart, and a new friend. I strongly recommend it to people who love cooking and love Moroccan flavors. Thank you, Edwina!
Sheryl W. Australia
Edwina's riad is both elegant and comfortable, you immediately feel very much at home. Apart from being a beautiful place to stay at, it is situated right in the medina so you can easily walk to the square and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of old Marrakech. At relatively short notice, Edwina cooked our group a delicious tapas dinner, which was the best food we had tasted during our whole trip to Morocco. Edwina also makes a pretty deadly mojito! Perhaps the highlight for me though was the cooking class the following day. I was fortunate to have a one-on-one session with Edwina. We talked, we laughed, we cried, and we cooked! Together we prepared the most amazing eight-course lunch. Back home in Melbourne some of these dishes, including the beetroot and orange soup, are now part of my standard repertoire. The whole experience was just amazing. Thanks, Edwina.
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