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9 Days Edwina Golombek Fabulous Culinary Holidays in Marrakech

Cooking Holidays Morocco

Marrakech based ex-Melbourne girl and turned chef, Edwina Golombek, invites you to cook, eat, and swoon your way around Marrakech, the High Atlas and the seaside, staying in her riad cooking school in the heart of the Marrakech medina. During this vacation, you will learn to cook pastry, soup, tapas, tanjia, and many other dishes. Along with that, you will enjoy visits to local markets, explore the High Atlas Mountains, and spend the day by the Atlantic in charming Essaouira. Marrakech is a wonderful place for shopping - shopping extravaganzas tour with Edwina will not let you miss it!

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Edwina & Dada
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  • A gourmet picnic day
  • Fusion and Berber cooking classes
  • A glorious day in the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit to the spice trader and the perfume maker
  • The day by the Atlantic in charming Essaouira
  • Hammam and massage day
  • 8 nights accommodation


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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House of Fusion Marrakech is a beautiful riad in the heart of the Marrakech medina, a sumptuous accommodation that offers fabulous cooking classes and celebrations. The rooms of this lovely riad are reserved exclusively for guests booking culinary holidays. All rooms are doubles, except for Itri, which is a twin / king room. All en-suite bathrooms are inspired by Philippe Starck and have cascading glass hand basins.

Bedrooms all have bedding by Simmons, walls of tadelahkt, tiled floors, regional rugs, French antique bed linen, antique Kasbah door headboards, toiletries, and fresh flowers. There is a laundry service in House of Fusion Marrakech at the additional cost of 10 MAD. Your cloth will be washed, dried under the Moroccan sun, ironed and / or folded with a whoosh of rose water to finish. In House of Fusion Marrakech, you will find shampoo and body lotion in your room, and theres a fabulous hairdressing supply shop nearby if you want specialty shampoos. The riad has sun block for guests.


  • Echaama. A wonderful room with a double bed, natural lighting, and a marzipan-like ceiling.
  • Itri. A twin room flooded with afternoon sunshine, tiles laid as little carpets, long windows, and an intricate ceiling.
  • Tamsrite. A sunny double bed overlooking the courtyard with beautiful hand crafted ceiling and long windows.
  • Targa. A lovely courtyard double, perfect for couples. This room has an ornate ceiling, deep-silled windows, bathrooms inspired by Philippe Starck, and a wonderful old Kasbah door headboard.


Day 1, Sunday - Arrival

Today, you will have welcome feast with wine and champagne.

Day 2, Monday - Gourmet picnic day

  • 07:45 Breakfast.
  • 08:30 You will depart from your riad for a glorious day in the High Atlas along the Tiz nTest pass.
  • In the morning, you will have a picnic tea in hidden fields, stroll in the Tin Mal Mosque, and have some tea in a tiny hamlet with a farming family you will walk to, beside the river and across a wobbly bridge.
  • You will have a picnic lunch beside the river, a trillion miles from everywhere.
  • Tonight, you will have dinner in DjmnaFna at the food stalls, finishing at one of the stalls pouring Gingseng tea from their marvelous copper urns, served with little plates of sellou.

Day 3, Tuesday - Feasting day class

  • 08:00 Breakfast.
  • 08:50 The class begins with a discussion as to the days menu, writing the shopping list, firstly, in English then in Arabic, to go forth into the market shopping in your new language. Then, you will be back to the riad to prepare.
  • 13:30 to 14:00 Lunch.
  • After lunch, you will finish the preparation for the evening feast with wine, beginning at 19:30. You will have a glass of champagne in celebration of the days cooking!

Day 4, Wednesday - Cooking class in a Berber village

  • 07:45 Breakfast.
  • 08:15 Leave with Mustapha for a wonderful day cooking in a Berber village.
  • First, you will choose in the market the produce you will prepare with Aisha in her earth and stone built kitchen and outdoor bread oven.
  • Later on, attend the class high up in a High Atlas village, 90 minutes away from Marrakech.
  • Close the day with tapas and wine in the riad.

Day 5, Thursday - Shopping extravaganzas

  • 09:00 Champagne and breakfast.
  • 09:45 Depart the riad for shopping.
  • 14:00 Lunch.
  • This afternoon, you will visit the spice trader and the perfume maker.
  • 19:30 Dinner at terrace top in the basket square. Drinks tonight are extra.

Day 6, Friday - Essaouira

  • 07:30 Breakfast.
  • 08:00 You will depart the riad in Mustaphas van, for the day by the Atlantic in charming Essaouira, a Portugese-settled port, located two hours away. You will stroll along the medina and lunch on the terrace top in the sun.
  • Dinner tonight consists of tapas and wine in the riad, prepared by Hasna, House of Fusion Marrakechs dada.

Day 7, Saturday - Fusion cooking class

  • 08:15 Breakfast.
  • 08:50 You will begin by preparing the tanjia, a Marrakech specialty, cooked in the coals of the nearby hammam and collected hours later for dinner.
  • 13:30 Lunch.
  • 19:30 Return to the hammam to collect wonderful dish.
  • 19:30 Dinner with wine.

Day 8, Sunday - Champagne brunch

  • 10:00 Champagne brunch followed by a few hours of shopping or visiting the Marjorelle Gardens, the gardens of La Mamounia Hotel or just lolling terrace top.
  • 15:00 God and Goddess Pamper of hammam, massage and for gentlemen, barber shop shave, haircut, nose, neck, and ear trim.
  • 19:30 You will head for dinner in the Palmeraie, dining on a degustation menu in wonderful surroundings. Beverages tonight are extra.

Day 9, Monday - Departure

Today, you will fly back home.

Included excursions

  • An excursion of Tin Mal Mosque
  • Market tour in a Berber village
  • Visit to a farming family
  • Visit to Essaouira, a Portugese-settled port
  • Visit to the Marjorelle Gardens and the gardens of La Mamounia
  • Visit the spice traders and perfume maker

Shopping extravaganzas

One of the ways to explore Marrakech is Edwinas extravaganzas shopping tour. During this tour, you will explore wonderful things to take home such as spices, leather goods, fabrics, and rugs. Edwina will take you to hidden places holding hearts desires in Marrakech. When traveling, you will go to the homes of the locals who make lovely things, to an isolated village where the carpets are chosen from the looms of the ladies, the potter in the mountains. Edwina offers shopping extravaganzas to hidden places holding hearts desires where she has carefully sourced wonderful things being sold and often made by good guys in tucked away spots not visited by guides.


Edwina Golombek
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, she left Australia bound for Spain. 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
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!


This holiday will take place in the city of Marrakech, Morocco.


You will learn to cook and taste Moroccan specialties such as tanija along with world-known dishes such as tapas.


Your riad is licensed to serve alcohol purchased from the riad but not alcohol brought into the riad independently. Not all our destinations are suitable for serving and consuming alcohol.


  • Beverages at lunch are extra.

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you are free to explore the city of Marrakech.

Spa treatments

You will have a day to enjoy a local hammam and massage.

What's included

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Cooking classes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport to the location is Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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