Safari Cooking: The Cook (II)

In John Tinney McCutcheon’s book,  In Africa: Hunting Adventures in Big Game Country (1910), he  wrote the following words about an apparent jewel of a cook, whose hands moved in the kitchen with the touch of angels.  (And this after a very Eurocentric introduction to said personage, Abdullah his safari cook, in which McCutcheon focused on […]

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A Dish (or Two) for Children in British Colonial Africa

(A tribute to those women who endured the challenges of living in unfamiliar and far-flung places, raising their children without their extended families around. And cooking what they could.) Sometimes it literally WAS a dog’s breakfast. And mothers couldn’t do anything about it. Feeding their children properly preoccupied those mothers who followed their English husbands […]

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