Fruity “meat” curry (Cameroon)

Tweet Cameroon is a country in Central Africa, with some coastline too. It houses well over 200 different linguistic groups. A former colony of Germany, after World War II it was divided between France and Britain, uniting again in 1972. The country got its name from Portuguese, though, from Camarões meaning shrimp. Corruption and human […]

Nhorm troyong chek, or banana flower salad (Cambodia)

Tweet Cambodia is a Buddhist nation located in Southeast Asia, a former colony of France. Most of the people are of Khmer origin and speak Khmer. Cambodia is a poor country but the economy is rapidly growing. Textiles form the majority of Cambodian exports. Cambodia is probably best known for the beautiful temple of Angkor […]

Gado gado, or steamed vegetable salad with spicy peanut sauce (Indonesia)

Tweet Indonesia is a geographically small country in Southeast Asia consisting of almost 18,000 islands, several of which only partially belong to it. Yet it has over 250 million inhabitants (nearly as many as in the U.S.!) belonging to over 300 ethnicities, with over 700 different languages, which is quite special. At least one country […]

Kansiye, or a peanut butter tomato stew (Guinea)

Tweet There are no fewer than three different Guineas in Africa: Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea (and none of them should be confused with Papua New Guinea!). This recipe is from Guinea, sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to better distinguish it from all the other Guineas. Formerly a French colony, the fairly large country is located in […]

Curried peanut “chicken” (Curaçao)

Tweet Curaçao is an island country in the Caribbean. It was a part of the Netherlands Antilles until October 2010, when they were dissolved. However, it remains a constituent country of the Netherlands. Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, the culture of the country has been influenced by both Dutch and Spanish ones. There is also […]

Daraba, or peanut buttery vegetable stew (Chad)

Tweet Chad is a large landlocked country in Central Africa. It is one of the poorest and most corrupted countries of the world and most Westerners probably know nothing about it. As is common in Africa, it is home to over 200 ethnic groups and like many African countries, it unfortunately has a history of […]

Slaai, or tangy avocado slaw (Swaziland)

Tweet Swaziland is a small, landlocked country almost entirely cocooned by South Africa. It was formerly a colony of the United Kingdom, now ruled by king Mswati III. The people are mostly Swazis who speak the Bantu language Swazi (also known as siSwati). Even compared to other African countries, the impact of AIDS in Swaziland […]