Christine Benlafquih

Christine Benlafquih
 Christine Benlafquih
Expertise: Moroccan food

Christine Amina Benlafquih wrote for The Spruce, contributing Moroccan recipes and articles, for more than seven years.


  • Expert in Moroccan dishes, recipes, dining culture, and cooking techniques
  • Conducts Moroccan cooking classes and food tours in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Hundreds of published recipes



Christine is an editor and writer with a special interest in covering food, multicultural issues, and religion. As a home cook, she writes extensively about Moroccan cuisine and has developed hundreds of recipes. She offers Moroccan cooking classes and culinary tours in Casablanca, Morocco.

Christine has been cooking Moroccan dishes for family, friends, and guests for more than 20 years. For almost as long, she has been sharing the recipes and skills taught to her by Moroccan friends and in-laws who cook primarily from memory and have an intuitive sense of seasoning. These women patiently slowed down countless meal preparations so that she could take notes and write recipes. She continues to learn new things from some of the finest teachers around—the skilled women who prepare Moroccan cuisine daily.


Christine holds a B.A. in journalism from Duquesne University and writes for both print and online publications. She has worked in public relations and publication management, as well as in retail advertising and the hospitality industry.

About The Spruce

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