East African Cookbook

Shereen Jog

A selection of mouth-watering recipes reflecting a cuisine that is modern, multicultural and yet rooted in the traditional methods and tastes of East Africa.
Date Published :
March 2020
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Illustration :
50 Photographs
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781432310349
Pages : 152
Dimensions : 9.8 X 8.3 inches
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Fifth-generation Tanzanian Shereen Jog shares her recipes for delicious soups, salads, main meals and desserts in this East African–inspired cookbook. Bursting with the spices and flavours of East Africa and India, from where a large portion of the population originated, these recipes will inspire everyone to cook mouth-watering meals for their family and friends. The traditional East African favourites in this book have evolved over the years to account for the growth of the region and the various additional cultures that have been imbibed. East Africa has one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, and the new younger generation is worldly wise and thoroughly modern. Their exposure to global trends means that a new wave of locally enjoyed cuisine is gaining in popularity across the region. The recipe selection in this book is therefore as modern as it is traditional, as healthy as it is wholesome, as organic as it is contemporary – and is influenced by the different cultures found in Tanzania as well as by Shereen’s travels around the world.

About The Author

Shereen Jog grew up in Tanga, in the beautiful coastal region of Tanzania. Her cooking journey began when she met her future husband, who mentioned that he enjoyed home-cooked meals. She learnt the basics of cooking from her mother and it soon became a hobby. Her family appreciates her creativity as she experiments with flavours, using the abundance of fresh organic produce and her multicultural environment to create dishes that reflect the tastes of Arab, Swahili and Indian cuisine, and even that reminiscent of the colonial era. Motherhood has also given her an opportunity to explore new methods of cooking using only natural and organic foods.

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