Need help Planning a diffa??

Throw your own diffa (Moroccan feast)

Dazzle your friends with a party worthy of the 1001 Nights! They will talk about it for years.


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My husband and I worked our way through grad school by catering Moroccan feasts under a home-made tribal tent! All it takes is creativity and advance planning. And you can even prepare many Moroccan dishes ahead of time!

Call me for a consultation, and I can suggest everything from what to send out as invitations, to the appropriate decor, and menu, and yes, ideas as to how to transform your living or dining room into a Berber tent.

Send me an e-mail to for more details.


4 thoughts on “Need help Planning a diffa??

  1. Alicia

    Hi, Kitty,

    It was great to meet you for the first time at Le Creuset. Nichole, one of your assistants that day, was in Art School and French Language courses with me over 6 years ago.

    . . . . Why I’m writing, is I had my significant other/Web designer look at your website after I clicked on “Vista Farmer’s Market”, in the Blogroll section of your home page, and realized that GoDaddy.Com doesn’t give you the Vista Farmer’s Market info as expected.

    I’m just looking out for you and am very lucky to have such a competent, caring Web designer for a man :-)

    A loving fan,
    Alicia :-)

  2. Kitty Post author

    Thank you Alicia, for your most informative comments. I have already acted on a couple. It was great to meet you in person at the Le Creuset event in Carlsbad, CA. Since we are neighbors, you might want to attend the lovely Vista Farmer’s market on April 19th. I will be “showing off” some of the farmers who are in The California Farm Cookbook..It is thanks to them that I started out on my writing career two decades ago! This is the grand daddy of farmer’s markets in San Diego County (now there are over 20, I think), and to my mind, the most authentic!

    A bientot, and thank you,


  3. gjbooks

    i just returned from marrakech took a cooking class at la maison arabe- was great fun-I recently purchased your Cooking at the Kasbah book- how does one transfer the cooking process to a tajine? all of your recipes are in an oven or on the stove?

  4. Kitty Post author

    May 31, 2008

    Hello Gwen: Thanks for taking the time to write. I am familiar with La Maison Arabe; I have taught there several times during my tours, in conjunction with their staff. It is a lovely setting.

    My recipes call for various techniques. Some tagines I make in the oven, others, I make on top of the stove. You can use a tagine pot, of course (if you have the common clay Moroccan tagine, you have to season it with oil.)

    Some of the glazed ones now sold in the US are ovenproof. I would always use a diffuser if you plan on cooking with a tagine on top of the stove.

    In my books, I suggest a cast iron, or cast iron enamel pots as substitutes. And since the tagine pot is the ancestor of the SLOW COOKER in my view, I often use mine to make beef or lamb tagines.

    Voila. Hope this helps. Your website is most informative.

    Bismillah, Kitty


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