African Food Adventures Drinks
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In this programme, we prepare different types of African drinks. We begin by brewing maheu –by mixing porridge, water, sugar and fermenting the concoction.
We show the preparation of ‘Green Mamba’- a beverage made by fusing Marula fruit with western liquors.
We show the preparation of sugar-bean drink, made from mashed sugar beans, ice –cream, honey and milk. This is served in a hand made butternut calabash.
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.