Wild food collectors counter climate change

Activities such as bee-keeping and harvesting mushrooms and wild fruits are becoming an increasingly important contribution to food security and incomes for poor rural...

Local herbal teas are better than rooibos!

Earlier this month The Herald newspaper reported that scientists at the University of Zimbabwe have announced that Zimbabwean herbal teas contain more health-giving anti-oxidants...

Down to earth with Outlandish Kitchen

She has been called the ‘pied piper of picnics’ and she is certainly hard to pin down, but finally caught up with Jules Mercer...

Zimbabwe’s growing Traditional and Organic Food Movement

Since the 1980’s there has been a steady evolution of organisations and groups in Zimbabwe which have become linked, through environmental and health concerns,...

Sarah Graham tells us about her food safari

Naturally Zimbabwean interviewed Sarah Graham, a celebrated Zimbabwean cook, food writer and TV show host who is based in South-Africa. Sarah’s food philosophy is built...

The Utsanzi Story

In Zimbabwe, more and more enterprises are responding to consumers’ growing interest in wholesome food and products that celebrate the essence of Africa’s unique...

See you at the food festival!

For two years the Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Forum has held a food festival as part of contributing to efforts to improve what...

Drought busters – indigenous vegetables beat the heat

There is an idyllic scene when I arrive in Silobela, West of Kwekwe in Zimbabwe’s midlands. The grass is green, goats and cattle graze...

Binga’s rubies make farmers smile

Mr. Mudenga is a farmer in Binga District, whose life has been changed by what he calls the 'Rubies of Binga'. Binga is one...

Amaranth grain proves popular in gluten-free diets

The plant is already well known in Zimbabwe amongst traditional food fans. Locally called Mowa, Bonongwe or Imbuya, depending on where you are in...