There are three main dishes in Marrakech: Tajines, couscous and pastillas. Of course, no meal is complete without a pot of mint tea. The tea is poured from above to aerate the water and produce an infused drink. It smells great even before the glass is placed on the table.
Our #1 reason to return to Marrakech was for the food and the atmosphere. The smell of the mint tea, eating a pastilla and watching the crowds at the Medina below is intoxicating. You can spend hours marveling at the people and the snake charmers.
When we first visited Morocco 14 years ago, there was a very defined way to eat. You always eat with your right hand (the left hand is used strictly for other hygienic practices). The bread was torn into bite sized pieces and you used this as a spoon to scoop up your food. Cool, a place where you can eat with your hands. Sadly, Jeff is left handed and it was a bit more of a struggle for him to eat (although he never missed a meal). The tourism industry has exploded in Marrakech and forks and knives are now served in all restaurants. Bread is still used as a spoon.