stay: Riad Maison Bleue.
best selection of salads: Riad Amine Fès.
cooking classes: La Maison Bleue.
number of lanes in the medina: 9,500.
will I get lost: I hope so.
top tagine: chicken khadra, with plenty of onions and almonds in a buttery saffron sauce.
top street food: maakouda, potato fritters.
or: stuffed spleen, a local favorite.
best rotisserie chicken: in Ville Nouvelle at Chicken Mac.
to go with the chicken: the white beans in tomato sauce.
buy from the kids: the pickled plums kids offer from plastic jars.
another use from fresh mint besides tea: to press to nose when visiting tanneries.
shop: Meknès’s covered market is one of the best in Morocco.
market treats: olives, preserved lemons, and some of best fresh herbs anywhere.
stay: Hôtel Panorama, on the outskirts of town. Roaring log fire in winter.
eat: local Atlas trout stuffed with carrots and bay leaves at Hôtel Panorama.
also unique : brochettes of kefta that has some fresh mint blended in.
souq day: Tuesday. Excellent with a strong Berber flavor.