03/24/18 3:00pm
CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Moroccan Carrot Salad spices up a cold day in early spring

CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO | Moroccan Carrot Salad spices up a cold day in early spring

I’ll never forget the gastronomic jolt I experienced when I first tried Moroccan food. I was 17-years-old and spending a semester at the American School of Tangier. On the very first day, a classmate and I wandered off campus and had lunch at a tiny café full of men smoking hookahs and drinking hot mint tea. I remember having couscous and being completely surprised by the complex flavors of mint, cumin and other spices that to this day I can’t identify. (more…)