Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

#146 Swaziland: great cook, cruel bartender

Share   My first thought on a recent Saturday morning went something like this: oh crap, I’m accidentally an a**hole. The night before, a wonderful gentleman from Swaziland cooked an amazing meal for me. I repaid the poor lad with an epic, two-day hangover. Here’s the scene: my friend Mfundi – a sharp twentysomething pharmaceutical […]

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#142 Kenya: mishkaki and asterisks at Addy’s Barbecue

Share   Like any good Iowa boy, I was taught to keep my promises – even if they’re kinda silly. Six years and 142 countries ago, I made two rules for my little food project: 1) each meal has to happen within the five boroughs of NYC, and 2) it has to be prepared by somebody […]

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Nabaya Restaurant: everything but Gambian

Share   As is often the case these days, I’ve bent over backwards to find Gambian food, and I keep failing… but sometimes, that isn’t so bad: Gambian food fail #1: My wife’s brother’s ex-wife’s friend’s husband said that he knew a few Gambians who might be able to cook for me. Several emails and […]

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#141 Togo: Bognan International Corporation

Share   To be honest, I don’t know how the heck I’m going to find food from these last few countries. I was just telling a friend that there’s no way that I’ll ever cross another country off my list by eating in a restaurant again – from here, it’s all about asking friendly people to […]

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The search for Namibian food… in Namibia

Share   In New York, I often spend hours and hours searching for cuisine from underappreciated African nations, like Namibia. But if I actually go to Namibia, it should be relatively easy to find authentic Namibian food. Right? Well, maybe not. My lovely wife and I just spent two and a half weeks driving around […]

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