“Talk to a person who can understand and cook for a person who can be satisfied.”
I’m in the final phases of writing my memoir. By the end of November, the manuscript will be sent off to National Geographic to do their magic. At that point, they’ll work on final edits, layout, and publicity. And then, boom, next year there will be a book. My book. It’s the story of my search for food, family, and home – and I can’t wait to share it with you.
But right now, I’m in crunch time and the Zambian proverb above really spoke to me because, with my book, I’ll be talking to you and cooking for you. I’ll be telling you the story of my life, and the recipes that carried me through troubling times. Hopefully, as the proverb reads, you’ll understand and be satisfied!
These recipes and the meal review will be posted throughout the week.
Spiced Tilapia Stew [Recipe]
Typically made with dried tilapia, our version uses more readily available fresh fish, along with tomatoes, cabbage, ginger, and cumin. The heat comes from diced chili peppers – as many as you can handle!
Mealie Bread with Blackened Chili Peppers [Recipe]
A spicy version of mealie bread – the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day, especially on the side of soups and stews.