Food

A Nigerian Spirit Goes Upmarket

A Nigerian Spirit Goes Upmarket

For decades, Ògógóró, a Nigerian traditional palm spirit, was illicit - despite being popular. Lagos-based entrepreneurs Lola Pedro and Chibu Akukwe have embarked on a mission to restore its legacy, by offering a premium version. Tatenda Kanengoni, bird story agency...

10 wonderful things to do in Dar Es Salaam

10 wonderful things to do in Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city, with its beautiful beaches, sights and many culinary options, is a very popular tourist destination. With a population of about 4.3 million and growing it is also the economic, cultural and political center of Tanzania. We have...

‘PUFF PUFF’

‘PUFF PUFF’

The trouble of an appropriate snack to save one through the day is usually a moment of reflection until one lays eyes on the perfect option to make one's heart skip a bit or wear a grin...Puff puff does that to almost everyone, especially in Nigeria. Puff puff is a...

Chakalaka – A South African Dish

Chakalaka – A South African Dish

“Chuck-a-laker!” Jermaine said in a deep American accent and Cherish had to stop herself from rolling her eyes at the American exchange student staring at her lunch. “It’s called “chakalaka”, Cha-car-La-Car, not Chuck a Laker!” “Oh well, I still don’t like the...

Chipsi Mayai – a Tanzanian Dish

Chipsi Mayai – a Tanzanian Dish

She had never seen anything like it before. Not that it looked alien or unusual, but she’d just never seen chips in an omelette in her entire existence. Fascinated, she asked the short and stout restaurant manager if she could come to the kitchen to watch the cook...

Maguru : A Traditional Zimbabwean Cuisine

Maguru : A Traditional Zimbabwean Cuisine

Chenai grabbed the white bowl in which she’d been defrosting maguru and placed it on the kitchen counter. It was only 1PM, but she wanted to prepare them early so that by the time her daughter came back from school, the offensive smell would have been washed off...