Surrounded by Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi on Africa’s east coast, Tanzania, is renowned for its snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain – its wild life safaris, its tropical beaches, for Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s deepest lake, the majestic Kalamba Falls, and for the spice islands of Zanzibar.
Less known is Tanzania’s distinctive cuisine. A Taste of Tanzania is a blog that intends to remedy that.
African foods are influenced by prior centuries of colonization, migration, and trade routes. Tanzania’s current population of more than 100 different ethnic groups, including people of Asian, Middle Eastern and European origin underscores its varied past and makes it the only country in Africa whose cuisine shows the influence of countries all over the world.
And then there are the spices that make Tanzanian cuisine special – the use of coconut, cardamom, garlic, saffron, turmeric, and pilau masala – a unique mix of black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin used in many rice and stew recipes.
Tanzania is located in East Africa (Indian Ocean is on the East). Since Persians visited the coast of East Africa dated as early as 17th century, they introduced many things including spices and some recipes; example, Pilau, Haluwa, samosa, Bagia, etc. Our diet is a mainly African, and a little bit of Indian and Arabic. I hope you will enjoy these simple recipes from Tanzania and a few of my favorate from other countries.
Miriam Rose Kinunda started to post Tanzanian recipes just for fun in June 2004 with the domain name miriammalaquias.com; In 2006 I changed to mirecipe.com and started to blog, In July 2009, I decided to give this site a name that fits, A taste of Tanzania
Contact Taste of Tanzania for any questions Info@tasteoftanzania.com
To learn more about Tanzania visit Wikipedia