Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

A little over a week ago I put up a blog on Christmas celebrations, village style:  Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya Now, here is how the ‘better off’ celebrate Christmas cuisine: Revised  27 Dec. 2014>   Chef Richard and his … Continue reading

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Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya

Updated 17 Dec. 2014> Related articles and recent events: African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, cooked and served in a Pumpkin (dianabuja.wordpress.com) Using the Fruits of the Earth: Feasting in Burundi (dianabuja.wordpress.com) Notes on Dairy Goats and Artisan Cheese … Continue reading

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An African Christmas, Burundi-Style

Christmas celebrations at the Club du Lac Tanganyika Kitchen Affairs Revised 12 December 2014   Chef Richard and his senior team wish you Happy Holidays! Related articles Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2 (dianabuja.wordpress.com) … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: Carol of the Goat Bells

Karin Christensen is the author of this hilarious rendition of a carol, which brings in all major goat breeds to sing a chorus: http://www.goatbiology.com/animations/carol.html Also don’t miss Karin’s wonderful teaching aids, for both kids and adults, on  ‘The Biology of the … Continue reading

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‘The Sheepfold & the Common’ – & Other Colonial Ventures

In 1861 Timothy East published a book with the above title, from which I excerpt the following picture and accompanying text.  Think about the meanings lying behind the benevolent Christian actions that he describes – .a holiday evening replete with … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: The Holidays!

Since I will most likely be teaching at Hope-Burundi University this coming year, a few academic funnies about the holidays seem in order:

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Happy Raisin Christmas and a Sultana New Year | Rachel Laudan

A holiday blog from Rachel Laudan about raisins, with a global view.  Afterwards, be sure to check out Rachel’s newly published book, Cuisine and Empire – enjoy! …So although I don’t normally do single ingredient (commodity) pieces, for Christmas this … Continue reading

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