African Food Adventures Crocodile
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The programme starts with a short background on the crocodile, its habits and characteristics and what parts of it are edible. We are taught how to prepare and marinate croc tail after which we explore the breathtaking Victoria Falls.
Takes us to the Jungle Junction restaurant, where the famous Mkhishi dancers’ routines entertain the audience. In the meantime, our Chef is preparing a mix of croc tail and chicken breast.
At the White Waters Restaurant, we look at yet another method of preparing croc tail. Once the meal is ready, there is contest to see which guests can tell the difference between croc tail &chicken breast.
The African Food Adventure is a 13-part cookery series in which the host, Roger, travels through the scenic backdrop of wild and urban Africa. On his adventure, he learns a variety of ways to prepare game meat and other rare delicacies of African cuisine. Roger also challenges viewers to try preparing some of these ‘unthinkable’ dishes.
In each of the three-segment episodes, a chef prepares a meal of his choice, explaining every step to the host, who translates and simplifies some of the vernacular languages into English. Each episode begins with a naturistic background to whatever dish is being cooked. For instance, if a crocodile is being cooked, viewers are given general information about the reptile and the edible and most palatable parts of its anatomy.
The second segment allows the viewer a glimpse of scenery and adventure before settling down to a step by step routine of the chef of the day’s culinary expertise.
The third segment concludes the show with randomly picked tasters, who are either food buffs or just trying something new and different, tasting the dish.
The African Food Adventure seeks to promote Southern African cuisine to the world in readiness for the 2010 soccer World Cup scheduled for South Africa.