Category Archives: Foodie Ideas

Q and A with Zaida Enver of Swahili International Tourism Expo 2015

Zaida SiTE

As the proud blog sponsor of the second Swahili International Tourism Expo, Swahili Coast Foodie was pleased to sit down with Zaida Enver of Pure Grit, the South African masterminds behind the event, to discuss the world of food and drink from her unique perspective on the tourism and hospitality sector. (more…)

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Q and A with Leanne Martin-Pollock of Sweet Rebel Home Bakes*


When bakery boss Leanne Martin-Pollock, a Canadian who has worked in Tanzania for 16 years, opened her first catering venture she fulfilled a long-held desire to turn her baking passion into a business. In this interview with SCF she explains how the experienced communications and business development professional has successfully established her own enterprise encompassing cafe, retail and catering ventures. (*this business has relocated) (more…)

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Q and A With Thami Banda, Glenfiddich’s Brand Ambassador For Africa

Thami Banda

Thami Banda, Glenfiddich’s brand ambassador for sub-Saharan Africa, is responsible for promoting the world’s biggest selling single malt whisky. Some 13.2 million litres of spirit are produced every year by one of the last family-owned distilleries in Scotland. During his first visit to Tanzania, SCF sat down with Thami to talk about the iconic brand and capture his expert insights into the world of whisky. (more…)

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Tea Party With a Twist at Black Tomato Restaurant


Lilian, Tanya and Martin had the ingenious idea of celebrating their birthdays that fell between 19th and 22nd of February with a tea party at Black Tomato. This chilled, outdoor restaurant located in the courtyard of Oysterbay Shopping Centre, did not host a traditional afternoon session with pots of tea and delicate sandwiches. (more…)

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Interview With Ken Forrester – The Stellenbosch Wine Supremo.


A few weeks ago, Ken Forrester, the multi-award winning winemaker, left his 40-hectare vineyard in Stellenbosch inside the Western Cape Province of South Africa, to share his passion for wine at the Hyatt in Dar es Salaam. Swahili Coast Foodie caught up with him at a wonderful evening of fine food and super wine to find out more about ‘The King of Chenin Blanc’: (more…)

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