Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

#156 Rwanda: isombe and supermodel ugali

  As the country numbers get higher, people just keep getting awesomer. (That was grammatically correct, right? No? Whatever.) Our Rwandan chef-for-a-night, Placide Magambo, is a fellow that I’d never met in my life before he fed me. Sure, we had a friend in common – a fantastic guy named Aaron, who you really should […]

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#155 Uganda: partying with priests and plantains

  Let’s get right to it:   Yep, that’s a picture of two priests and a school principal. And yes, the gentlemen are drinking home-brewed millet beer from a communal clay pot, using long, homemade straws. But you probably figured that out already. Here’s how all of this happened: I somehow met a Ugandan guy named […]

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Join us for Four Corners of Africa Lunch, March 11

Want to munch dishes from five African countries, while helping a mother who just lost her only child? Then come join us for an epic African lunch on March 11! Here’s the story: I met Aline, an immigrant from the Central African Republic, when she took an entire day off from work to prepare a home-cooked meal for […]

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#153 Central African Republic: bring on the home-cooked grub(s)

  Let’s get this out of the way first: yes, I ate four plates of caterpillars. Yes, I very much enjoyed them. And caterpillars contain four times as much protein per ounce as unadorned chicken breasts, so I could even make horrible puns about eating healthy grub(s).   Now you might be wondering: how, exactly, does an […]

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#152: the world’s only Mauritanian restaurant!

  Pretty much my entire life revolves around hard-to-find international foods, but this is one of my favorite finds ever: I just ate in the world’s only Mauritanian restaurant outside of Mauritania. Here’s the story: I contacted absolutely everybody I could find from Mauritania. Unfortunately, that was only one guy: a fellow named Nasser Wedaddy, […]

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