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Posts tagged ‘African food’

  • “Eating fish” on Lake Victoria – the Muzungu’s guide

    Apr 4, 15 • 14347 views 28 comments

    “Eating fish” on Lake Victoria – the Muzungu’s guide Regular readers of Diary of a Muzungu will know how much I enjoy venturing off the beaten track and sharing my favourite Uganda travel experiences. Here is my Guide to eating fish,...

  • 50 reasons why I love Uganda

    Oct 6, 12 • 43903 views 61 comments

    As one of the shiny new fighter jets flies over my house, no doubt practising for this Tuesday’s independence day fly-past, I’m mulling over the week-end papers, full of stories about Uganda@50 and what the last 50 years of independence...

  • Yes, we have no bananas

    May 27, 12 • 7145 views 19 comments

    Bananas are Uganda’s favourite fast food. They require no preparation, no refrigeration – and they’re cheap; just reach out your arm and you’ll find one – in villages, along the roadside, in the corner shop and balanced...

  • The son-in-laws I never knew I had: funeral of my namesake, Jajja

    Apr 20, 11 • 3486 views 6 comments

    Anxious not to arrive halfway through another Ugandan funeral, I decided to check that “4 o’clock” means the same for me as it does for my Ugandan friend Harriet. I’m glad I called: the 4 p.m. service had been brought forward by two hours...

  • Can we stick with the mammals please?

    Jun 23, 10 • 1404 views No Comments

    I feel sick, I feel excited, I feel sick. What the hell s happening to me? I’m getting excited at the thought of T coming over so set about cooking – for a change. Living on my own has made me lazy and I realise how I miss cooking for...

  • Carrots, cabbage and eggs

    Mar 14, 10 • 1617 views No Comments

    Vegetarian option on a local menu stated simply: cabbage, carrots and eggs. I called the waiter over. “So sebo [Sir] can you tell me a bit more about this dish please?”He looked at the menu carefully and said “Yes madam, it is cabbage, carrots...

  • On a Mission(ary) – remembering the Muzungu’s first Christmas in Uganda

    Jan 1, 10 • 4551 views 5 comments

    An expat Christmas in Kampala It hardly befitted common (misconceived) notions of the starving in Africa: there was marquee after marquee of food. I’ve never seen so much food in my life, honestly. The buffet was immense. Here I am...

  • Grasshoppers – nsenene: eat them or smoke them? Discuss.

    Jun 10, 09 • 7933 views 11 comments

    Grasshoppers / nsenene – will you eat them or smoke them? A storm had been brewing since an intensely hot morning and a few drops of rain spattered onto my new umbrella as I walked out of the Buganda Road restaurant. Little did I know what I...

  • Bon appetit Simpson! an introduction to Ugandan foods

    Mar 29, 09 • 3025 views 3 comments

    Simpson, our 21 year old ‘gate boy’ who lives on the compound with me has introduced me to lots of new foods, which is extremely generous considering his shockingly low wages (more about that next week). He’s shared with me:...