After the neighborhood bakeries, my favorite part of our visit to the medina of Fez (Morocco) was the souks. These bustling markets offer a glorious array of clothing, jewelry, home decor and housewares, tools, toys, religious items… and, of course, food!
My camera could not begin to fully capture the energy and dazzling selection of the food souks, but here’s a taste of what we found there.
fruit of the strawberry tree
snails are sold by weight; note the balance scale in the background
pomegranates are a pale yellow or orange color
I’m not sure if this is beef, lamb, or goat
meat jerky is packed in tubs of fat
fish is also a staple of the Moroccan diet
dates, figs, and other dried fruits
crepes cooked on beehive-shaped griddles are a popular snack