Chipsi Mayai – a Tanzanian Dish

30th May 2018 BY Sh'anesu Gutsa

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 preparing the chip omelette. “It’s called ‘Chipsi mayai,’” the manager said, adding…

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Maguru : A Traditional Zimbabwean Cuisine

8th May 2018 BY checkoutafrica

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 before cooking, and the meat well cooked. She was such a fussy…

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Chakalaka Recipe: A Traditional South African Dish.

30th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Chakalaka is a traditional South African vegetable side-dish. Colorful and spicy, it often accompanies grilled meat, fish, stews or curries. It usually consists of carrots, peppers, onions, tomatoes and beans. There are many variations pf this dish, depending on region. Chakalaka has been a staple food for South Africans, and is a required condiment at South African  barbecues, known as braai.…

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