Nargisse Benkabbou, a Moroccan native, grew up in a strongly food-oriented family that continually nurtured her connection with her roots and country of origin. Nargisse lived in Brussels and Paris, before moving to London to pursue an Msc in Public Policy and Women’s Right at QMUL. After a few years in the corporate world Nargisse realized that her love for cooking and food was a genuine calling and decided to enrol at Leith School of Food and Wine.
Quickly after her cookery training she started blogging and sharing her family’s recipes and stories on her popular blog mymoroccanfood.com. In addition to recipes, Nargisse also shares her own “food for thought” section where she explores lesser-known Moroccan ingredients and discusses Moroccan cooking techniques.
In 2018, The Observer named Nargisse their Rising Star for Food. She has been shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2018. For International Women’s Day 2018, The Independent featured her in their list of ‘Eight Female Chefs You Should Know About’. Her debut cookbook, Casablanca, was sold at auction.
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