Kitty Morse February 2018 Kitty Morse was born in Casablanca of a French mother and British father, and came to the United States in 1964. She obtained her Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Miwaukee. Kitty is the author of eleven cookbooks, including a memoir with recipes titled Mint Tea and Minarets: a banquet of Moroccan memories, named Best Book/Arab Cuisine by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2013. The book centers around Dar Zitoun, her family riad (Moorish mansion) 50 miles south of Casablanca. Her French translation, Le Riad au Bord de L’oued will come out as a flipbook in mid-2018. Other titles include her award-winning Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen (now in its tenth printing from Chronicle Books), The California Farm Cookbook, and her latest, Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion with Recipes. Kitty’s career as an author, food and travel writer, cooking teacher, and tour organizer, spans more than thirty years. Her articles have appeared in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Sunset, and Eating Well, among others, and in international publications. She has appeared on national television networks in the US and abroad. In 1983, Kitty introduced culinary tourism to Morocco, with gastronomic tours along the Sahara’s legendary Kasbah Trail, culminating with cooking classes at Dar Zitoun. She is a guest lecturer and presenter on Moroccan and North African cuisine and culture, and on edible flowers, in California and beyond, from libraries and cooking schools, to museums and universities. She has been a speaker on Moroccan cuisine and culture at the Los Angeles Public Library, the City of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and a cooking instructor at the famed Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate, Mexico, for several years. Her online monthly newsletter, The Kasbah Chronicles, is now in its tenth year of publication. Additional information is available on her website, For a flipbook preview of Mint Tea and Minarets, please visit

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