Lessons in Pasta-making at the Hotel Lac Tanganyika

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 in specialty restaurants and at private homes.

Fresh produce is delivered to the kitchen several times a week

Cutting and chopping alley in the kitchen.

Chef Richard, wearing a blue check kerchief, explains how to boil the pasta. All pasta is imported from Italy by the Hotel.

Sous-chef Claver takes over explanations so Richard can look on and advise.

The four pasta sauces, simmering – Spaghetti al olio, spaghetti bolognaise, penne matriciana, and rigatoni al ail.

Claver has added the pastas to the sauce, with a bit of water, and combines the ingredients. One of the dishwashers, to the left, has come to watch.


Now the dishes are ready for tasting and discussing.

A selection of pasta dishes, now available for hotel guests who enjoy the lake – or sit in the restaurants.

English: Map of Burundi Español: Mapa de Burundi

Map of Burundi  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Campaign to save Lake Tanganyika starts (times.co.zm)


About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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