Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Last night we went to a traditional oshiwambo (tribe in the north) restaurant, so I thought this would be a good chance to talk about food! Mostly while being here we have eaten fairly American foods since we’re cooking for ourselves or have a caterer (lots of PB&J and chicken and rice) but we have had two good opportunities to try the food that is typical of this area. Last week we did homestays for one night and we cooked porridge which looks like mashed potatoes but is thick enough to pick up with your hands (which is how you should eat it, everyone will tell you it makes the food taste better!). You dip the porridge into a sauce which usually comes alongside chicken or meat. Last night we also had some cow intestines (pretty tasty but far far too chewy) and spinach and a drink made out of the same grain used to make the porridge. Mmm. Personally I’m not a huge fan of the porridge unless it’s drenched in sauce, but we’ll see if that changes over the year!

sidenote: pictures will be tricky since the internet payment here is by megabite and not by minute... it might take a while, but hopefully some will be up soon.


  1. Cow intestines! Sounds like the "food adventure" would be much to your parents liking. Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. If we want to know about any kind of cuisine in this world, the Baums in Denver pretty much have the info for us! Love ya, Aunt Betty

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