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Travel with Joanne and her students in Marrakech, Morocco to learn about Moroccan salads and experience the food and spectacle of the Marrakesh medina at night. Recipes: Beef kefta and garden salad; Three Moroccan salads: roasted beets, pistachios and cumin; Roasted carrots with sheep feta and orange; Cherry tomato, preserved lemon and roasted yellow peppers.

Joanne takes you to the source of some of her favorite spices, a quintessential spice souk in the markets of Marrakech. Later, she finds luck in a hidden corner of the Medina. Back in her kitchen, she shows how to create authentic Moroccan dishes with a little help from the spice shop. Recipes: Chickpea soup with ras el hanout; ras el hanout almond brittle; tangerine semifreddo with salty ras el hanout almond brittle.

Visit Cologne, Germany with Joanne to taste mustard at a company that's been milling mustard since 1810. Then join her and her students at a restaurant for the classic Cologne dish "Himmel und Ää d" along with the beer of Cologne, Kolsch. She also samples the mustards of Amsterdam and bring some home to make two savory mustard-infused dishes. Recipes: Upside down roasted chicken with vegetables; warm German potato salad.

Join Joanne and group of food bloggers in the California wine county to learn about olives and cook up an olive themed dinner. Recipes: Fried olives; Olive and dried fig tapenade; Warm marinated olives; Pissaladiere; Chickpea, herb and olive salad Provencal; Roast side of salmon with olive salsa verde; Olive oil cake.

Join Joanne as she travels to Antica Locanda Sul Mincio with her students to enjoy a seven-course tortaloni banquet and then returns to master the fine art of making homemade tortaloni. In her studio kitchen, she makes red pepper linguine with clams as well as rolls some special herb pappardelle. Recipes: Tortaloni; Spinach pasta: ravioli with tomatoes and basil; Red pepper linguine saffron, paprika, cayenne, clams, and tomato; Pappardelle with herbs.

Today in Amsterdam, Joanne visits the farmers market in the Noordermarkt, and tastes the hugely popular dish of pickled herring. Back home in San Francisco, she teaches her family pickling recipes. Recipes: Homemade sauerkraut; Mama's garlic and dill pickles; pickled asparagus.

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