Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Veggies | Irio

tanzania.food.recipe.img_0760

  I'm a little like mashed potatoes; I'm stable and sure, but I avoid wearing colorful makeup. The last time I wore blue eye liner was the nineties, and it was already a decade too late. I'm destined to recede behind more vibrant individuals - individuals of style. But imagine what good things could come from a splash of color? The jury is out with me, but consider the mashed potato. Must she remain the unadorned, pale wallflower in a buffet of color? Tanzania teaches that this … [Read more...]

Menu: Tanzania

026_tanzanian-proverb

"The roaring lion kills no game" Tanzanian Proverb In honor of this all-too true saying from Tanzania, we're going all veggie this week. Truth is, I've been doing my fair share of 'roaring', which leaves me with a deficit of time for anything but quick (but fun!) dishes. Veggies fit the bill rather perfectly. In fact, our menu feels like a bulletin from Smokey the Bear, but without fires... and lots of veggies... "Thanks to Tanzania, you, too, can prevent veggie boredom!"  Whether you're … [Read more...]

About the food of Tanzania

Students at Nyanzwa Primary School in Iringa region. Photo by USAID Africa Bureau.

A few months ago, my next door neighbor, Jonathan, told me he was going to Tanzania to shoot documentary footage at an orphanage in Tanzania. "Your going to Tanzania?!" I exclaimed, thrilled with the serendipity of the situation, "Tell me all about the food - what do the children eat?" Over the next several minutes, he enthusiastically described the food of this east African country, possibly most well-known for the breathtaking peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. (Incidentally, if you ever … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Review: Tajikistan

famiy

httpv://youtu.be/0tNsfjQ-zes It is often said that family who live in close proximity take each other for granted. But in many ways, I think it's just as easy to take each other for granted when family is scattered around the country. We get used to a certain state of ... loneliness... of missing each other. We resign ourselves to the distance, and take for granted that it can be no other way than to be apart. It got so bad, for me, that I hid behind my work and responsibilities. I … [Read more...]