Author: <span class="vcard">Chrissy</span>

This is Some Cwazy Good Wabbit!:  Bunny Chow

This is Some Cwazy Good Wabbit!: Bunny Chow

Ok, it’s back to the streets!  Since I introduced some Nigerian street food a few weeks ago, I decided to follow the theme and took Apple Crisp’s suggestion for a South African street food, Bunny Chow. No, no, no bunnies this time (but if you […]

Umbhako, or Xhosian Pot Bread: No, Not THAT Kind of Pot Bread…

Umbhako, or Xhosian Pot Bread: No, Not THAT Kind of Pot Bread…

  This recipe comes to the table at the suggestion of Apple Crisp. While she was living South Africa, she learned a great deal about the Xhosa people and their food traditions. A little history- the Xhosa (pronounced ko-sa through a series of clicks in […]

I Bless the Men Down in Africa…for Creating this Spectacular Dish: Cape Malay Fish Curry

I Bless the Men Down in Africa…for Creating this Spectacular Dish: Cape Malay Fish Curry

So far, a lot of the South African selections that I’ve cooked so far came from my friends’ suggestions, so here’s my addition to the pot.  I remember before I went to Capetown, I expected very light, fresh fare that capitalized on the town’s proximity […]

The One Where Buddha Got High…From Flavor!:  Bobotie, South Africa’s National Dish

The One Where Buddha Got High…From Flavor!: Bobotie, South Africa’s National Dish

HOLY CRAP. That was the thought that exploded in my brain as the shockwave of flavor traveled from my tongue to my head. Really?? Oh, South Africa, how could I have doubted that your national dish would be every bit as flavorful as you are. […]

The World Tastes Good ‘Cause the Brandy, Man, Makes It Good:  Cape Brandy Pudding

The World Tastes Good ‘Cause the Brandy, Man, Makes It Good: Cape Brandy Pudding

I’m still working on finishing up last week’s delicious meals, so I decided to kick this week off with dessert. One fabulous dessert.  I got the recipe from a South African cookbook donated to my cause by Vert.  In reading it, it sounded a lot […]

Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Southern Africa. I realize that this is more than just the country of South Africa, but I’m here to inform you that most of the next two weeks’ recipes are going to come from the country itself. Why? Well, like I said in the last […]

Fu-Fu-Fo-Fum!  Here is the stew of an African!:  Nigerian Okra Stew with Fu-Fu

Fu-Fu-Fo-Fum! Here is the stew of an African!: Nigerian Okra Stew with Fu-Fu

So far, I’ve taken more than one leap of faith when it comes to making a dish. Often I can sort of tell by the ingredients whether or not I’ll like something, but sometimes, it’s a crap shoot.  And I’m okay with that.  However, sometimes, […]

Game on!:  Pan-seared Quail with Herbed Polenta

Game on!: Pan-seared Quail with Herbed Polenta

While I recognize that this dish doesn’t seem very African, and the flavors probably aren’t at all but for the colonization of Guinea by Portugal, I’m going to take it, though the plantains add some authenticity.  Not that I haven’t been loving what I’ve made […]

Deep Breath:  Ahhhh-vocado Pudding, or Pudim d’Avocat

Deep Breath: Ahhhh-vocado Pudding, or Pudim d’Avocat

Ok, I have to be honest, I only saw this recipe on one site, so I can’t really give you a thorough account of where this really came from, or why they eat this in Western Africa.  All I learned that Mauritania’s history as a […]

The Great Oatmeal Switch-a-ma-call-it, Take 2:  Churah Gerthe, or Peanut-Rice Porridge

The Great Oatmeal Switch-a-ma-call-it, Take 2: Churah Gerthe, or Peanut-Rice Porridge

Another oatmeal switch-a-ma-call-it for your morning breakfast bowl as I kick off week 2 in West Africa. Rather than couscous, this time I’m using rice.  For whatever reason when I first read this, I thought eating a rice “porridge” for breakfast was weird, but then […]


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