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Set in an area of pristine wilderness, KaingU Safari Lodge offers a magnificent Zambian safari experience in the heart of the African bush. On the edge of the Kafue river, it has something for everyone – fishing, bird watching, boating, game watching or just completely chilling out. KaingU Safari Lodge accommodation is made up of a … Continued
This Superfruit Is Fighting Malnutrition in Zambian Orphanages
With ten times more antioxidants than oranges and six times more vitamin C, baobab fruit jam is a bonafide superfood. But it has a less faddy use on the menu at Zambian orphanages.
Chokundya Chabantu (Food for the People)
I love learning. I especially love learning new things about ethnic food. The other day I stood by and watched as Adelina Banda and her assistant, Otiria Ngoma, prepared our first traditional Zambi…
Our Zambian Culinary Adventures!
I wanted to share with you a bit about our culinary adventures in Zambia. Last week, on Tuesday, we went to dinner at the home of an American physician who works for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). He has been in Lusaka for 5 years. His wife was out of the country (ironically back in Nashville.) His housekeeper cooked for us, which is not uncommon in expat households. I had my very first traditional Zambian meal there. The dinner included: N'shima, beans, chicken with raisins & curry…
Scones are wildly popular here in Zambia. Periodically, Heather and I enjoy Spar's bakery scones, which cost less than fifty cents each. Heather's favorite are coconut, and I enjoy the raisin ones. I've only baked scones a handful of times, but I recently decided it was time to bake a batch of scones. It might just be because I used fresh oranges from our tree, but these scones turned out fabulous. They were super easy to make as well... so, I thought you might like the recipe, even though…
Recipe Fridays: How to cook (and eat) Zambian food
The staple Zambian food is N’shima, a cooked maize product similar to grits or polenta. It’s dense and highly caloric, thanks to the cooking process by which a small amount of maize meal is cooked into a porridge, then additional meal is beaten in until the N’shima is thick and sticky. There are two kinds of maize meal, or mealy-meal, from which N’shima is made: Refined meal, called “Breakfast”, and whole meal, called “Roller” (pronounced Rollah). N’shima is eaten with a variety of…
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Zimbabwe Sadza neHuku -- Sadza has many names throughout Africa, the shona name for Zimbabwe’s staple food is Sadza, the Ndebele word for it is isitshwala, in South Africa it is known as Mielie Pap, in Zambia they call it Nshima, in Eastern Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) the name for sadza is Ugali and in Malawai it is called Sima. Along with all the different names for it, there are also many variations on how to cook it and what is the best way to eat it.