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...

Roadrunner omelette with nyemba sprouts

Ingredients 3 medium roadrunner (free-range chicken) or guinea fowl eggs 2 shallots finely chopped 100g cowpea sprouts (see sprouting method) 100g amaranthus leaves Salt and pepper Method In a 20cm diameter...

Dried food delights

On a recent trip to East Africa, whilst enjoying the diverse traditional foods, I was stuck by the fact that food drying is not...

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...

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...

Making sprouts with traditional seeds

I have a terrible confession – I am a lazy cook. I rarely have the time, energy or motivation to make big, elaborate meals....

Interview with African nutritionist and blogger: Cordialis Kasago

Tell us about yourself – your background, where you’re from and how you came to be who you are today in relation to promoting...

Our magnificent indigenous fruits

As a child, I rarely spent weekends at home but rather in woodlands, by grazing pastures, playing games or swimming and gliding in Rusape...

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...

Nyimo bean salad with watermelon

Thank you Lia Brazier, for this delicious recipe... Ingredients 500g nyimo beans, (bambara nuts, roundnuts) boiled until soft 250g water melon, sliced with seeds removed 1 large cucumber,...