Category Archives: Food

Sacred Huts and Magical Aspects of Food

Robert Nassau, as David Livingstone before him, was a missionary, explorer, and recorder of people, geography and customs in the areas through which he traveled and lived.  Also, as Livingstone, he was a product of the colonial era of the … Continue reading

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Baking Holy Bread in the Coptic Monasteries of the Eastern Desert of Egypt [qurban; ‘urban]

,, Bread was the central element of cuisine and daily nourishment in Ancient Egypt, from the very poorest through the nobility. Today, bread is commonly known as ‘aysh in Egypt, meaning ‘life’ in Arabic.  In the Old Kingdom, so-called rectangular slab stelae regularly picture … Continue reading

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The Magicality of Cuisine 4: A Special Dish for a Woman Cultivator, 19th Century Liberia, West Africa

As with other ‘magical dishes’ in this series, it is the context and activities associated with the dish that render it effective – not merely the specified ingredients: Pre-modern cuisine in many parts of the world can be more fully understood … Continue reading

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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 Lunch by Lake Tanganyika, 2014 – Please Join Us!

If you are in the area, do join us for Christmas Lunch!  And if you are not in the area – we certainly do wish you joy for the holidays!

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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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