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    Posted February 7, 2014 by
    Marrackech, Morocco
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    African culture: street food

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    Morrocan food at the street


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     CHRISHUERTA travelled across Morocco as a backpacker and he tasted a variety of Moroccan street dishes, such as boiled sheep heads and snail soup. “Snails vendors ride their bikes around the city and people buy the snails alive to cook them home, “ says Chris. The most popular way to prepare the snails is to serve them in a soup and then use a tooth pick to pluck the snail from its shell.
    - marcelacnn, CNN iReport producer

    Moroccan culture have many interesting flavors, aromas & testes.


    In 2004,we experience the very saddly 11/M terrorist attack in Madrid, Spain.

    I got the advice of many friends that this travel to Morocco could be very dangerous. I can say I started this jouney nervous. But I took a 24 hours bus from Madrid to Marrakesh and stood 2 weeks by myself with a very low budget of 10 dollars per day, sleeping at the roofs of the hostels, doing camping, walking all day every day.... And finally, I found that all the moroccans I met in my travel were one of the most gentle and friendly people I ever met. Really!


    Buying food & eating at the street is not the healthiest way to eat.... But streets offer a unique experience and taste of food...Always much better than a fancy restaurant.


    The garden snails are an usual food in Morocco. They use to carry this bowl in his bike by the streets of Marrakesh (and many other citys) and people buy the garden snails alive to cook them at home.


    To cook them, they serve it as soup. They boil the snails alive with salt and minutes later is ready to eat. Later, with a wood stick you take out the snail of his shell.


    The flavor and texture are quite intersting. Not easy to eat if you are very visual.


    At the "Jamaa el Fna" popular market & plaza it is typical to eat boil sheep heads (as in Mexico we do)  and also, the famous snail soup. A very exquisite experience. Unique!

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