A pop-up restaurant on Mount Kilimanjaro? A burgeoning South Africa Food and Wine Festival? Three new Guinea-Conakry restaurants in New York City? Ethiopian Peaberry Coffee flogged at Trader Joe’s? These and many other events are indicators of the intense and growing interest in Africa’s culinary arts. Put on your bib [...]
Food and Wine
Bongi Sodladla has an enviable job title. As the Global Food and Beverage Manager for South Africa’s national airline, South African Airways (SAA), she gets to drink wine, taste food, and travel. Sound glamourous? It is, for the most part. But there is a lot that goes on behind the [...]
This tastemaker is in demand by all who seek an expert view on what constitutes culinary excellence: he is a judge on the popular reality TV show Masterchef, determining which aspiring chef should win the big prize, he advises Africa.com on which restaurants in Africa deserve our coveted platinum status [...]
Foodies, pop champagne and take note. On March 7th, 2013, Africa.com launches its Restaurant Guide and names its nine Platinum-rated restaurants. Given the benefit to local tourism in South Africa, the announcement of the nine platinum restaurants is highly anticipated. Four of the restaurants are in the Western Cape, three [...]
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we at Africa.com have some suggestions—54 of them, in fact—for loving couples to express their devotion to each other. Country by country, read our recommendations on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day throughout Africa!
Going to an Ethiopian restaurant is an interesting experience. It is not just about the food, which is delicious. It’s also about the surroundings, the community, and the touch-and-feel rhythm of eating food with your hands.
The lack of information and sometimes straight misinformation about Africa affects people, economic outcomes, societies, and cultures. I thought it might worthwhile to look into the misconceptions that plague African gastronomy—in a humorous way, of course.
In previous columns, I’ve written about my love for various dishes across sub-Saharan Africa, including Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, and more. I haven’t yet focused on North Africa, though. The region is home to a diverse selection of foods—here are my favorites.