Category Archives: Foodie Recipes

Food is Culture says cookery writer Claudia Roden (plus her hummus recipe)


What impact does food have on our everyday life? This question was answered by legendary food writer Claudia Roden during a remarkable lecture introduced by Dame Valerie Amos in London. (more…)

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Swahili Spiced Date Cake with Cardamom Custard Sauce

Swahili Spiced Date Cake Main PhotoThis recipe is inspired by a cardamom date cake I ate at Monsoon restaurant in Stone Town.  The restaurant is one of those places that strives to give diners a glance into a true Swahili dining experience with Taarab and ngoma music performances. It has mikeka (local mats) on the floors, kanga-covered cushions  for seating, low tables for eating, burning incense, Zanzibar-style decor and generally a Swahili ambiance. (more…)

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