Welcome to Delicious Kenya
I started Delicious Kenya out of a passion for food, and not just any kind of food but the foods made in Kenya. My inspiration was the fact that the beautiful landscape of the land, the green cities in the hot equatorial sun, the beautiful people and their different cultures are brought together by the different delicacies of Kenya.
If there is one thing that cuts across the Kenyan picture oblivious of tribal lines
and religion is food and delicious Kenya knows that. It is not a rare scenario to find a family in the heart of Nyanza province enjoying a delicacy from the coastal region or one from Eastern province enjoying a meal that was originally prepared by the Western communities. All these meals have a story behind them and in most cases, they come from places where their ingredients are abundant. For example in the Central province of Kenya, potatoes, maize and a variety of beans grow in plenty. This is possibly the reason behind their cultural delicacy Githeri and Mukimo. The same applies for the communities found near Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana. These communities are famous for their Fish delicacies which are somewhat synonymous to their cultures.
In delicious Kenya, we seek out the recipes that were originally used for these meals and bring them out in the open. Sometimes we also highlight the different variations that have come about as a result of inter community marriages and urbanization. Back in the day it was almost insane to see people eating meals from different communities. In fact it was so rare that communities had to come up with variations of their own meals to break the monotony.
A great fact about all Kenyan meals is that they all go down well with any kind of meat. Be it chicken, beef, mutton, fish you name it. The reason behind this, I gather, is because the different communities easily broke the monotony of their meals with meat. See eating ugali (corn meal mush) and osuga (a wild green vegetable) with meat is very different from eating ugali and meat stew minus the wild vegetables. Mukimo (githeri mashed with many potatoes) with a touch of meat soup is an awesomely delicious meal. In fact it is so delicious that you never really feel the dryness of the potato mush. Delicious Kenya aims to highlight all these mixes and how best you can prepare these meals in small quantities for a perfect city dinner or lunch.
At delicious Kenya, we understand that not all families have the capacity to
cook the traditional meals especially in a number of city dwellings therefore we have integrated a number of easy dinner, lunch and breakfast meals that may no be originally from Kenya but can be authenticated using Kenyan spices and ingredients to bring out a true Kenyan taste.
Other than that, delicious Kenya engages in creating a channel through which the world connects with Kenya through their interest in local meals. It is one thing to love the meal and it is yet another to know how to prepare it. So join us as we enrich the Kenyan heritage through the meals we prepare here at Delicious Kenya.
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