Category: African

Ndole Cameroonian Peanut Stew

Ndolé is central Africa’s ultimate surf n’ turf dish. A casserole originating from the coastal region around the town of Douala, ndolé is a variable dish made to showcase some…

Bobotie South African Meatloaf Casserole

What do you get when you throw a some ground meat, eggs and bread at an 17th century Dutch spice ship? The answer is bobotie, South Africa’s national dish that…

Benachin Gambian One Pot Jollof Rice

When you find a dish like benachin mentioned in the same train of thought as Nelson Mandela, it’s invariably a good sign. Dubbed one of the 7 Wonders of Africa in a tongue-and-cheek reference to Mandela,…

M’battan Libyan Meat Stuffed Potatos

M’battan  – small, deep-fried balls of potato stuffed with a seasoned minced meat – might just be your next finger food favorite. Compact, tasty and portable, this Libyan specialty makes…

Quesillo Nicaraguan Tortill and Cheese Street Food

There is more to quesillo than meets the eye. What other street food has ignited a bitter battle of words between two townships? Both claim to be the birthplace of this…

Poisson Salé: Gabonese Salted Cod Stew

Even in places endowed with an abundance of Earth’s natural resources, it’s not necessarily a “given” that a flourishing cuisine will develop. The coastal African country Gabon lends is a perfect…