12 Underrated and Enchanting Moroccan Dishes You Never Knew Existed

As a child of Moroccan immigrants in Toronto, I sort of believed my family invented the foods we ate at home, like couscous, lamb tagine and fried donuts with mint tea. Yes, couscous has since gotten its glory, but there are many other Moroccan dishes with Amazigh, Arab, Andalusian and French influences that don’t receive enough street cred. I finally had the chance to experience Morocco’s vibrant food culture up close on a National Geographic Journey with G Adventures, my first visit to my parents’ homeland. From Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech to the remote Sahara Desert, here are some underappreciated dishes you need to try.