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Dinner Expedition: A Taste of Cameroon

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Date(s) - 23/05/2016
19:00 - 21:30

Piccolo Mondo


Cameroon is a land diverse in geography and culture, and this fact is reflected in its cuisine.  It has beaches, savannas, rainforests, deserts and mountains, and its cuisine is peppered with Portuguese, French and British influences (thanks to colonization).  With so much diversity, it’s no surprise that Cameroonian cuisine is one of the best in Africa.  Even the country’s name is connected to food: Legend has it that when the Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 15th century, they were so amazed by the abundance of shrimps in the rivers that they called the place “Rio de Camarões (“River of Shrimps”).

Like many African nations, Cameroon cuisine features cassava, plantains, potatoes, peanuts and rice.  Family meals consist typically of a sauce of meat, fish or vegetables to accompany a carbohydrate staple of rice, millet, corn or tubers.  Mrs Mesrak Mullugheta invites the Food Explorers for a taste of Cameroon.

Dinner begins with two types of salads – a lentils salad with mint and coriander, and an avocado salad refined with pepperoni and lemon.  The main course is chicken cooked in a peanut-based sauce served with basmati rice.  On the side, there will be fried plantains, spinach and “Egusi” seeds.

The menu costs 16,50 Euro per (food only).  Beverages may be ordered separately.

Ready for an “Out of Africa” experience?  Let me know by Tuesday May 17th if you’re coming, thanks!


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