Milk rice with fish curry and sambol

This recipe is for milk rice (kiri bath), traditionally a special occasion Sri Lankan dish eaten by itself like cake, or along with curries and sambols. This dish was prepared by Sylvie who I met during my first few days in Sri Lanka. First impressions of Sri Lanka I spend my first few days in…

Ugandan Street Food & Cheap Local Eats

It may not seem like an obvious place for it, but the street food scene in Uganda is live and kicking. Town centres, bus stations and roadsides are full of people selling chapatis, grilled chicken, maize and a glorious bounty of fruit and vegetables – avocadoes bigger than your hand or seven different types of…

Flo’s recipe for Ugandan Matooke Katogo

Florence was responsible for hooking us up with our stay at the Kaluyas. Florence is a formidable woman and has had an extraordinary life of ups and downs, from being a Councillor in the Jinja sub-county, to living in a refugee camp in Sao Paulo. Each morning she would make us the most amazing traditional…

Posho and Beans

At Kibebe Primary School and almost every other primary school in Uganda, ‘posho and beans’ is the lunchtime meal, eaten by everyone, every day of the week, for as long as anyone can remember. Posho is a Ugandan staple, made by ‘mingling’ maize flour with water until it becomes something that resembles a solid lump of…

Genfo with ‘Sili’s Sauce’

Sili making ‘bunna’ (Ethiopian coffee) This bad boy breakfast dish comes from Sili, who is one half of the dream team at Mulu Ecolodge and responsible for making a simple sauce of onions, garlic, niter kibbeh (Ethiopian spiced butter) and berbere taste so good that it has been affectionately renamed ‘Sili sauce’. The breakfast dish…

How to make injera, Mulu Ecolodge style

This blog is about the most famous Ethiopian cuisine – the ‘injera’. Nailing down a recipe for injera has been surprisingly tough, whenever I have asked people about exact quantities or timings, the response has been frustratingly vague, “you just know” or “you have to feel it in your heart”. Ingredients change depending on where…