What are the best Marrakech food experiences?

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Luke O’Brien

Marrakech offers a myriad of food experiences. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors give us a list of the best things to try: 
 
1. Start the day with beghrir, crumpet-like crepes made from semolina and drizzled with honey. Butter or jam make good toppings, too.
 
2. Tagine is the classic Berber dish, a chicken or lamb stew slow-cooked over charcoal with olives, apricots, prunes, lemons or other ingredients in a clay pot.
 
3. Marrakshis drink mint tea in the morning, at night and at all the hours in between. Made from strong green tea and loads of sugar, this "Berber whiskey" lubricates every aspect of social life.
 
4. Traditionally eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, harira makes a tasty snack anytime. This fragrant lentil and tomato soup usually includes chickpeas, onions, celery, parsley and spices like pepper, ginger, saffron and cinnamon. Clean your bowl with a piece of khubz flatbread.
 
5. To win bragging rights back home, tuck into a boiled sheep's head at the Djemaa el-Fna. The local delicacy is what it sounds like—the head of a sheep with the cheek flesh falling off and the eyeballs still attached.

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