Injera Spongy Ethiopian Flatbread

Injera spongy ethiopian flatbread

Injera is the soft, bubbly, pancake-like flatbread that’s the first and last word in Ethiopian cuisine. Made from the country’s indigenous teff flour, injera has a very particular sourdough taste that comes from the fermentation process of the batter used to make the bread. Perfect for absorbing the rich flavors of the country’s saucy culinary … Read more

Goulabjamoun Zambian Sweet Potato Dessert Fritters

Goulabjamoun zambian sweet potato dessert fritters

Goulabjamoun is a sweet potato fritter enjoyed in Zambia. But this exotic sounding recipe was first created hundreds of years ago in a land far from Zambia. The history of goulabjamoun can be traced across the Indian Ocean to India. From there, the origin story of this sweet potato treat leads us to medieval Baghdad. This doughy delight is a descendant … Read more

Calulu De Peixe Angolan Fish Vegetable Stew

Calulu de peixe angolan fish vegetable stew

Calulu de peixe is an Angolan fish and vegetable stew with an interesting, yet somber origin. The history of this stew can be traced back centuries, to the time of the colonial slave trade. Two ingredients in calulu de piexe, okra and palm oil, each have their own interesting story to tell. Okra’s story is one … Read more

Bobotie South African Meatloaf Casserole

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 was born of a dark union between colonizers, slaves and the centuries-old spice trade. Bobotie is a dish of sweet and zesty mince meat topped … Read more

M’battan Libyan Meat Stuffed Potatos

M'battan Libyan meat stuffed potatoes

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 a great snack, party platter or picnic item. Kept for special occasions in its home country, m’battan – also known as mubatan – is pretty … Read more