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Tag: Africa

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Pilau Masala

Pilau Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Calamari Curry

Calamari Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

Octopus Curry

Octopus Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

Lukman’s restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Zanzibar opened in 2007 and welcomes on average between 600 – 1000 diners every day. I stumbled upon it by coincidence while flicking through Mark Wien’s blog: Migrationology. I never worked in a real restaurant kitchen before […]

Is it really Africa?

Is it really Africa?

Zanzibar’s history is a hotchpotch of cultures fused together by the spice trade.  Originally known as Unguje, and at one point referred to as the Spice Island, Zanzibar  was first inhabited by Bantu-speaking Africans. Then, in the late 11th century Persians, driven  by market demand, […]