Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 5 Comments

It’s Friday in Shela village, ljumaa, the day of rest and worship. Men dress up in their “friday best”, with long tunic-like kanzus and round embroidered kofias on their heads and women are busy preparing lunch for it is the day of pilau. After morning prayers, friends and family gather to tuck into this dish […]

Mkoko House BBQ Gambas

Mkoko House BBQ Gambas

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 5 Comments

Your feet will get wet. You arrive by boat with all your airport gear, luggage, maybe even a hat for the sun, but the island laughs at your formality. The strong sea breeze knocks off your hat, the sand engulfs your toes, the salt water licks at your jeans. With your shoes in hand, you […]

The matchbox maharagwe thief

The matchbox maharagwe thief

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Inspiration from the Road | No Comments

“If I could choose one dish to eat every day, it would be maharagwe.” “As a child, I used to sneak up to the boiling pot with an empty matchbox, choosing this over a spoon because I could fit more maharagwe into a matchbox!” Idi tells us with the biggest “tabasam” (smile in Swahili) you […]