dimanche 5 juin 2011

KidsCook goes to Zimbabwe June 4, 2011

In preparation for today's special KidsCook session, I went with my interns to the Château Rouge market to pick up supplies. We saw some exotic foods and drinks, and women dressed in traditional garb selling unusual vegetables.









Osa gets crazy...



Tanya, our master chef !



A map of Africa to localize Zimbabwe, and the names of the dishes we will prepare...




The ingredients ...



Some African animals...



Of course there are tigers in Africa !! Princeton tigers, that is !




Shucking the peanuts...







Nicolas, Valentine and Sacha season the chicken before roasting it ...





Sarah whisks the chicken off to the oven ...



Nicolas measures out the rice



They say holding a piece of bread in your outh while you slice onions will keep you from crying. So Tanya tries it ...




As does Nicolas...



Sasha measures out the dried hibiscus flowers for the special drink



Hibiscus flowers before the boiling and infusing



More onions



Salomé presents the head of cabbage



Tanya and Valentine rinsing the eggplant leaves



and then the cabbage leaves



Sacha and Valentine are doubly effective



Salomé helps make the peanut butter





Adding the oil to the peanuts



Zapping the peanuts in the food processor to make peanut butter





Tanya minces the eggplant leaves





Sacha mixes the peanut butter into the rice





Salomé takes a go at it too



Subliminal message ...






Peeling mangos for dessert






Tanya brings out her Mbira and enchants us with a song



But first the kids get to touch and try to play this traditional instrument
















The video of Tanya performing on the mbira :

video

Then we all made bracelets and necklaces with "wax" fabric and African beads















Anybody thirsty for some Top ??





Tanya shows us how to form rice balls with which to eat our meal (we are actually allowed to eat with our hands, kids !)

Ta-dah ! The finished products...








Victoria gives it a try



Finger-lickin' good says Nicolas



















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