I recall the one time Dad cooked dinner for us when we were children, I was about five years old. Yes it was the one and only time I recall that he had to cook dinner because Mom was away. Where I come from in Zambia, Dads typically do not step in the kitchen to perform household duties such as cooking and cleaning. That’s just the way it is but this one time it happened and I hold fond memories because for once, we were freed from eating the routine square meals which involved Nshima and meats such as chicken and vegetables. We were allowed to indulge in the pleasures of a meal which we only ate either at breakfast on rare occasions Read more
I love oatmeal. I recall many years ago when I just started living in Maryland, every time I mentioned that I loved oatmeal, people would give me strange looks and they would tell me how much they could not stand the taste of it. I soon leant why; most recipes I came across involved dumping oatmeal into some boiling water and adding sugar Read more
“…So Where is The Food?”
This week I found myself thinking about what would make the most appropriate first entry to this blog.
Peri-Peri Chef, being a blog that explores cultures through food and focusing on African food, it came naturally to me that the first entry should be about a staple consumed in my home country of Zambia; We call it Nshima, most notably Ugali in many East African Countries or Sadza and Pap in Zimbabwe and South Africa respectively. Read more