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May Day is enthusiastically celebrated here in Burundi – a great parade of workers from different organizations, families visiting and strolling the beach, and lots of food and drink. Boy-Boy - a huge Burmese cat who accompanied me when I came from Kenya – … Continue reading
Heidi, one of our readers, has asked for a recipe using lenga-lenga (amaranth). Here are some recipes, together with information on lenga-lenga – its use, cultivation and value as a key indigenous food. The crop: Lenga-lenga is one of a hand-full … Continue reading
Although there are many tomb drawings and small models representing agriculture, kitchen activities and banquets, knowledge of specific ways by which food was prepared is practically non-existent. As N. Millet commented: An area of ancient Egyptian life about which we are poorly … Continue reading
Chef Richard decided to give lessons to his senior cooks on making various pastas, which could then be featured on the menu on a regular basis. Pastas are not a known (traditional) dish in Burundi, where they will be found mainly … Continue reading
Continuing past blogs on the production of local beverages that are fermented, let’s move on to sorghum beer – which until recent times was the most important local brew in Burundi. It’s production is described by Hans Meyer, in Les … Continue reading
Fermentation is one of the most important technologies used in pre-industrial societies to transform agricultural and wild products into highly edible and nutritional products. The fermentation process is associated with a variety of attributes, some of the most important being … Continue reading