Courtesy of Kaya FM, Queensheba retaurant review on the 24th of May 2017
Ask anybody, “What does Africa mean to you?” and you’re likely to provoke a strong response – good or bad. The truth is, Africa is not a continent that plays small or goes halfway, it is bold, unapologetic and wonderfully diverse. The world in a continent, Africa is many things to many people, but ultimately it is home when we acknowledge its significance as the birthplace of civilisation. It is then no wonder that Africa is also the birthplace of cooking: archaeologists have recently discovered the first signs of a cooking fire in a South African cave dating back five million years.
Arguably the world’s first foodies, Africans have millions of years of experience in the kitchen, which explains the distinct and delicious flavours of the continent’s most famous dishes.
Cancel your usual dinner plans, stop making that chicken dish that no one really likes and explore Africa with your taste buds – no passport required.
First stop: take a trip to Ethiopia.
Traditionally made out of iron-rich teff flour, this flatbread is the national dish of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Described as spongy and crêpe-like, injera is best enjoyed with a hearty stew.