Baking "Berber Pizza" in the Dadès Gorge

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Michael Zaccaria

The spectacular Dadès Gorge is part of the Dadès Valley with its “Road of a thousand Kasbahs”. The valley separates the High Atlas Mountains from the Anti Atlas. Kasbahs are ruins of large ancient fortified buildings that give evidence of the insecurity that once existed in this area. Medfouna is a Moroccan Arabic word that means, "buried." It is a stuffed Berber flatbread, sometimes referred to as "Berber pizza." It usually has meat stuffing, but the one in this photo had a vegetarian filling of onions, olives and herbs.

Location: Ait Oudinar, Dadès River Gorge, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco


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