Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Product Review: Kalahari Biltong

Disclaimer: In exchange for sample packets, I am writing this food review. To best describe Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Kalahari Biltong, I’m going to borrow a line straight outta there website– Imagine the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, … Continue reading

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Coins are Obnoxious

Coins are obnoxious.  It’s not their fault…no, no, it’s because governments ’round the world can’t resist weighing down our jeans or handbags – or not, as you’ll see shortly – with coinage.  Is it in deference to those of us … Continue reading

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Kolo, the Quintessential Ethiopian Snack

When you think of Ethiopian cuisine – be nice – what first comes to mind?  Coffee, probably, and yes, that’s a cuppa on the right.  I seldom drink the stuff, but since Ethiopia is the purported home of buna (the … Continue reading

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The Great Bunny Chow (South Africa)

So…there’s a chance that I used the phrase “the great” in the title either in the pejorative sense, or to reference another sandwich from South Africa called gatsby. Regardless of whether I enjoyed this food, what seems to be in less … Continue reading

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Have It Our Way: US Fast Food in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Regardless of whether or not you’re in/have been to the US, how often do you crave its fast food? I’m busy collecting data for my survey on the Gross National Waistline – a gloomy double entendre if I’ve ever read … Continue reading

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One Million Turkish Millionaires and Big League Chew’s Zimbabwean Cousin: Inflated Egos

Do you collect world currency?  Are there any specific coins or bills that your collection is missing, and that ebay or taobao neglect to list?  As a child, a couple of visits to Thomas Cook currency exchange bureaus to snag … Continue reading

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Street Food in Downtown Johannesburg? I wish

The only time I’ve ever been a bit nervous while traveling somewhere was at twelve years old, when I was with my family in Cincinnati, Ohio; that was marginally more unpleasant than getting followed around Tangier, Morocco for an hour, … Continue reading

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