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My African Food Map is an ongoing series committed to introducing and making popular cuisine from Africa accessible to you.

Focusing on one country at a time, I will dedicate at least a month to showcasing four popular dishes by uploading one, ±4-minute film for the duration of that month. Each dish will be introduced through local food enthusiasts, so we know that we will be getting a very special perspective on the way it is prepared and how it is best enjoyed.

Alongside the recipe feature, I may also upload a “my VOICE” featurette, which will accent the main dish by, for example, pointing to any alternative information about its origins, or alternate preparatory methods – or basically any train of thought that the featured recipe or country stimulates.

Your comments on any uploads will always be welcome and I look forward to hearing from you!

Watch, share and follow the uploads on You Tube, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. If you like what you see, help keep this project going by clicking the SUPPORT button below.

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LATEST NEWS

My African Food Friends

- Posted May 3, 2015.

I’ve started work on the latest extension, which I’m calling “My African Food Friends.” I had the absolute pleasure of filming Saqera and her friends brunching on black-eyed bean fritters on a bed of mashed yam, finished with an intense, other-worldly tomato-based sauce. Some pics under the “Pictures” section. Video soon!

Your Support

- Posted April 15, 2015.

So, the other thing I did this week was create a support button.

 

Here’s why:

– I’d love to work on My African Food Map full-time.

– There are many ways that I could still expand the project (e.g., establishing the “Food Mapping in…” series, which will appear shortly, but will need to be maintained).

– There are so many great ideas for food sharing-learning events (e.g., learning from the cooks/chefs directly).

– There are so many more countries that I need to gather recipes from.

– I’m really happy that you enjoy this project and I want to keep you coming back by sharing and introducing more material. Winning new attention is equally wonderful.

– All of this needs much more financing than I am able to provide.

 

Hence this button:

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Simply put, I’d love to keep My African Food Map going and your support would literally make it possible.

 

On South Africa

- Posted March 5, 2015.

South Africa really has a multiplicity of identities and so determining which the four favourite dishes were was quite challenging: Depending on which apartheid-created or ethnic group each individual felt they were a part of, affected responses to my “what is your favourite South African food?” question. There were a few crossover dishes like, isitambu (or, for example, mngqusho in Xhosa), amagwinya (or vetkoek in Afrikaans) and pap (which I chose not to include because it’s the exact same thing as ugali as shown in the Kenya section). To add to these factors, there is a strong fast-food culture as well as the obvious presence of European- and American-influenced restaurants and dishes.

Overwhelmingly though, “braaing” was a consistent favourite. I was fortunate enough to get to film one and so will be including a video of that too in the South African features.

Instagram

- Posted February 28, 2015.

It finally happened today. Looking forward to sharing with you through Instagram too!

Happy New Year!

- Posted January 11, 2015.

My African Food Map is celebrating the new year with the launch of the new website! Recipes and pictures from the featured countries will be posted on here, as well as all other events or activities that happen with the Food Map.

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