24-10-2017 by Leni Frau
Autumn, mushroom time.
This is what the Italian gastronomic tradition reminds us of, linked to what the land can still give us.
But also in Kenya there are good and edible mushrooms, some of them rare and precious.
17-10-2017 by redazione
Perhaps that cucumber aftertaste for a moment can leave you distracted, but in its sweet-and-sour bouquet you can also hear files, passions and bananas. We are talking about Kiwano, also called "horned melon".
23-09-2017 by redazione
In Kenya, there are many fruits that those living in Europe have had the opportunity to see, and even less to taste.
Alongside the most well-known ones, such as mango and pineapple, there are also strange fruits that we would not even believe edible and instead have important properties.
13-09-2017 by redazione
Cardamom is a spice known since the days of the Greeks and Romans, who used it to produce perfumes, and is currently known as the third most expensive spice in the world after saffron and vanilla.
That findable on the Kenyan coast comes mainly from Tanzania, a major producer in competition with the East.
The fruits are small oval cardamom pods (capsules) of about 1 cm long, pale green containing many small seeds brown-colored seeds nero.I are usually ground up and used as a spice, but because they quickly lose their aroma are marketed the whole dried pods.
11-06-2017 by redazione
The world begins to discover the amazing properties of the African tree par excellence, the baobab.
The thousand-year-old plant, as they call it on the Black Continent, the one that the Lord wanted to punish for too narcissism, dropping it so that the roots were up and the branches beneath the ground, today knows the fame for the goodness of its fruits.
From baobab seeds, essential oils are used to cure skin and prevent inflammation and skin cancers, while high herbal teas are now available and, if taken regularly, are one of the best preventative treatments to prevent cancer.
23-04-2017 by redazione
Cumin is one of the most popular spices in the world and grows on all continents.
It comes from a herbaceous plant (Cuminium cyminum) with long, even 10 cm long leaves, combed, which has very ancient origins.
The cumin seeds are pretty much like those of fennel or anise.
18-02-2017 by redazione
Kenya is increasingly ideal tamarind environment, present in the Swahili coast since it was brought and planted by India, a thousand years ago.
The Tamarindus Indica is a majestic evergreen, long life, belonging to the legume family.
12-01-2017 by Leni Frau
Often on the stalls of the local markets of the coast of Kenya find a variety of vegetables that may look like small zucchini, but then if you see it up close, with its grooves and shape slightly elongated, understand that it is something else.
10-02-2016 by redazione
It's an original spice of the Indian sub-continent, present on the African coast of the Indian Ocean as early as 1300 and brought to Europe by the British in the past centuries. His name is turmeric (in Sanskrit "interesting land"), but is best known as turmeric.
It comes from a herbaceous plant of Zinziberacee family.
From the roots properly processed is obtained from a powder yellow-orange very intense (like ginger) which is part of the spices that make up curry.
For more than 2000 years it is used not only in cooking but also as ornaments and cosmetics.
14-12-2014 by redazione
There' no use in denying it, the fruits of Kenya are one of the great pleasures of this land.
It is not in fact easy to find in nature delights of the palate which are also beneficial for our body and for the body.
Of course, like all things that are good, you have to make a conscious use and finding the right ones for each one, which combine the pleasure of taste and smell, the digestibility (which varies from stomach ache) and needs, tolerability or not.
Since the days of the first landings on the coast of Kenya, this was also one of the spice kingdoms.
Once they were even more precious because they served to store food, like salt.
Today many of the spices we use in Malindi and surroundings, unfortunately coming from the east, but the kitchen does not swahili can do without.
Fruits and spices, we learn about the many varieties available, the infinite possibilities of use in the kitchen and their amazing health benefits.
11-09-2012 by redazione
You can find it in local markets, or see it bend the branches of the plant on which it matures, the Annona muricata.
It may seem difficult to you with its spines and huge (a single fruit can reach 2 kg of weight)...
01-07-2011 by redazione