I am in awe at the unbelievable hospitality and generosity of the people of Morocco. Last night as we were checking into the Hotel Belere, I struck up a conversation with the night manager, and voiced my concern at the likelihood of having a hard time sourcing out products in town. Erfoud is a small town of 1500 residents and finding enough products in town, in my mind was going to be difficult. By the time I woke up this morning, Moussaoui, the manager had made phone calls to the produce market, the butcher and the spice merchant and made appointments for me to see all of them. Not only did he smooth things with everyone, but he insisted on taking me there himself. nevermond that he had worked all night and hadn't slept for 19 hours. So what could potentially have been a tremendous challenge, proved to be an hour of work. Moussaoui, then took me to a welder where we ordered a custom made 8 foot grill to use on the set for barbequing all of our meats. The day in fact kept on getting better, Lunch was at the home of Moulay Mustafa, one of the towns nobility, with couscous with vegetables and spring lamb and my all time favorite, Kefta with eggs. We were stuffed. A three hour meeting with production management ensued where we were told about all the challenges we will be facing in the next 3 weeks. The most difficult day we will have, will be the 9th of April, where 60% of our lunches will have to be delivered either by helicopter or by white water raft. The crew was soooo happy to see us, as there really is a lack of good food in town. They can't stand the sight of another sandwich au poulet, chicken sandwich. Dinner was as bad as they described with some dry chicken and stale fries at the hotel's restaurant.
He is my husband's new blog. I am sure you will enjoy it. He is catering a TV show in Morocco