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
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 :
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