Shoot Like a Shutterbug!
Photography is one of my hobbies, and over
the years I’ve picked up some cool tricks. Hey, if
I can take magazine-quality pictures, so can you!
Take your beauty
shots early in the
morning or late in
the afternoon, when
the light is soft and
Don’t center your
travel buddy (yup,
that’s John!) or
a landmark. It’s a
shot if it’s a bit
Look out for cool
archways and use
them to frame
pictures. I took a
bunch of these when
I first arrived, and
they turned out to
be some of my favorite
shots from the trip!
Watch for details.
These close-up shots
will add variety to
your scenery-and-smiles collection.
My Favorite Mint Tea:
Make It at Home!
Mint tea is served with practically every meal
in Morocco. To make it, boil a pot of water and
add green tea and fresh mint leaves (at least
a handful). Let it steep for about 10 minutes,
then aerate the tea by pouring it between two
pots several times. Pour it through a strainer,
then sweeten with honey or sugar if you’d like.
It’s absolutely delicious, even unsweetened.
From My Kitchen
Once I got back to New York, I found myself
incorporating a ton of Moroccan flavors into my
recipes. I topped grilled fish with chermoula,
a chimichurri-like sauce made with fresh red
chile, garlic, mint, cilantro, parsley, paprika,
cumin and coriander. I adapted John’s favorite
dish from Marrakech into a really easy, tasty
recipe I called Moroccan-Style Mini Meatballs
in Tomato Sauce with eggs and flatbread.
And because I’m drawn to any burger within
a 5-mile radius, I discovered the country’s
traditional spicy lamb Berber burger, which
I had no trouble replicating at home. Visit
rachaelraymag.com/april to find these recipes
and cook up a taste of Morocco!