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Table for One: A Foodie's Journey Through Morocco

Table for One: A Foodie's Journey Through Morocco

Date(s) - 03/18/2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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SFU Continuing Studies (Liberal Arts and 55+)


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Fri, March 18, 2022

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM IST

Join SFU’s Liberal Arts & 55+ Program for a free lecture exploring influences on Morocco’s cuisine.

About this event

Morocco has immense geographical diversity, including mountain ranges and gorges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts, and coastlines on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Moroccan cuisine is equally diverse, influenced by interaction and trade over centuries with the Romans, Arabs, Moors, Spanish and French. Join Anisa, who in her fifties travelled solo to Morocco, as she recounts her experience navigating the winding streets of old cities, riding the modern railway from Casablanca to Fez, camel trekking in the desert and meeting Moroccans as they generously shared their food and traditions. Anisa describes her travels through the lens of a “foodie,” highlighting Morocco’s cuisine and how it was influenced by migration, invasion and colonization.

This lecture is presented by the SFU Liberal Arts & 55+ Program.


Born in Kenya, Anisa Kassam was introduced to the world of travel at a very early age by her mother, who worked in the airline industry. By the age of eight, Anisa had visited bustling flower markets in Mumbai, tossed her first snowball in Zurich and slurped hot chocolate sitting on a park bench in Paris. Growing up in Canada and the U.S., Anisa completed her degree at SFU then used her background in adult education and cross-cultural diversity to develop programs and services to support newcomers as they settled in Canada. Over three decades, as Anisa worked with people from all over the globe and learned about new cultures, her love of travel only grew and led her to visit many countries known for their history, wonderful cuisine and rich culture, such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, Hungary and Morocco.


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