African Food Adventures Buffalo
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Preparation of Buffalo meat. We start with some information on the buffalo, which resembles a cow in appearance. We visit a famous restaurant at the Victoria Falls- the Boma, where we grill buffalo steaks. We learn how the animal’s tough meat is tenderised and then marinated.
We are off to another historical landmark, Great Zimbabwe. We take a stroll through the historical monuments and wind up at The Lodge at the Ancient City where we prepare buffalo pot roast.
We are at the Monomotapa Crowne Plaza Hotel where we stir-fry buffalo and serve it with plain sweet potatoes and pumpkin. There are guests to sample the dish.
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.