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Taste of Tanzania 2nd Edition Tittle: Taste of Tanzania
Subtitle: Modern Swahili Recipes for the West
Edition: 2nd Edition
Author: Miriam R. Kinunda
Published: 2013
Publisher: MIROKI Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9887359-0-3
Price: $34.95 US
Hardcover: 192 pages, 130 recipes
Each Recipe has a photo
Taste of Tanzania cookbook Trailer:

Taste of Tanzania cookbook photos

25 of over 130 photos you will find in Taste of Tanzania cookbook

From The back CoverAre you interested in trying authentic African food but don’t know where to start? A Taste of Tanzania is an easy-to-use cookbook of simple, flavorful recipes written with a personal touch for people all over the world who are interested in experimenting with foods from other cultures. Each of these ethnic treasures calls for the freshest of ingredients, offering a healthy and flavorful option to your everyday diet.Surrounded by Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Malawi on Africa’s east coast, Tanzania is renowned for its wealth of geographical treasures. From snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro-Africa’s highest mountain- to its wildlife safaris, tropical beaches, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, the majestic Kalamba falls, and the spice islands of Zanzibar, Tanzania has much beauty to boast of.Worldwide, however, less known is Tanzania’s distinctive cuisine. Now, Miriam Rose Kinunda presents a collection of delicious Swahili recipes from Tanzania. Although the food’s taste is unique, the necessary ingredients can be readily found in your local super market.Explore world cuisine from your own kitchen with A Taste of Tanzania.

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  69 comments for “My Books

  1. cecile vincent
    January 9, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Hi bi Mariam,

    Nafurahishwa sana na elimu ya mapishi. Mwanamke JIKO asikwambie mtu. Nauliza hicho kitabu kilisha toka? Na kama tayari
    nitakipataje? Niko Urambo, Tabora.


  2. Kariuki Joyce
    July 1, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Miriam,Thank you so much for the video on chapati. Am from Kenya and have prided myself as a good chapati maker. Your video has taught me a no of things I didn’t know like kneading the flour for 15 mins and beating the dough and throwing it up and down to break the gluten! Thank you so much. Am in Kenya, can I get a copy of your book?

  3. M.Brenton
    November 14, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    I love your recipes on how to make maandazi, coz I always had difficulties in making them, do you have one on how to bake cake.

  4. sarah
    October 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Hi! Miriam Rose
    Napenda sana kupika nitafurahi sana nikipata vitabu.
    hongera sana kitabu nimekipenda.

  5. Glory
    April 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Hi Miriam!
    Hongera kwa elimu nzuri unaitoa juu ya suala zima la mapishi. Nimekuwa nikikufuatilia kwa karibu kwenye Youtube.
    Nawezaje kupata hicho kitabu. Mie nipo Korea ya Kusini.


  6. Glory Mwwmezi
    April 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Hi Miriam!
    Hongera kwa elimu nzuri unaitoa juu ya suala zima la mapishi. Nimekuwa nikikufuatilia kwa karibu kwenye Youtube.
    Nawezaje kupata hicho kitabu. Mie nipo Korea ya Kusini.


  7. January 25, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Hi Miriam,

    Congratulations on your book! Please advise how I can get signed copies (3).

    Thank you.

  8. November 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    It has been a long journey, watching you and being around the vroom !vroom! of the sound of your safari cooking car has been a pleasure. Keep it up Miriam…

    • December 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you Freddy, All is done now. But the journey will continue.

  9. Senorine
    November 14, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    Hi Miriam,

    How can i get a copy of ur book .nipo tz

    • November 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      I will post on my my books page and here on the website.

  10. Mashaido
    November 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    I`m also interested in getting this book please!

    • john
      November 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

      Will the cookbook be available for Christmas? Would love to give it out to family and friends as presents…..

      • November 19, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        Things are going smoothly and you will have the book before Christmas for sure.

      • November 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

        Yes it will be available before Christmas.

  11. Daisy
    October 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    I love your website and thank you for cooking tips and teaching. Aim going to Tanzania soon and would love to purchase both of your books, where should I go to purchase them.

    Thank you again

    • November 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      I do not know yet. I will know in December. You will be able to buy from Amazon. I am in contact with other books stores so lets see what they will say.

  12. amanda
    June 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Hello miriam rose kinunda,
    Where can I purchase your cook book?

    • June 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      2nd Edition will be out this summer. I will email you.

      • Julian
        February 3, 2014 at 4:05 AM

        Dear Miriam,
        Congratulations on you new book!
        I am totally impressed
        Keep it up.
        How can I get a SIGNED copy?

  13. Zainab
    June 7, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Hello please when will the book be out,cause am dying to have in Dar es salaam

    well done dear.
    Thank you.

  14. Zainab
    June 7, 2013 at 4:22 AM

    Hello please when will the book be out,cause am dying to have it.

    • June 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      A lawyer is taking care of a few things first. it will be out this summer by the grace of God.

  15. Mary Mushi
    March 8, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Hi Miriam! I like the your efforts towards the cooking. I am waiting for the booking please inform us when it is out.

    Well done!

    • March 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Many thanks Mary,you will be informed
      Mingi Love

  16. Catherine A. Kakwila
    February 28, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Hello Miriam

    I have tried to find your book, but have not been able to do so. Can you please let me know how I can get a copy.

    Best regards

    • March 13, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      The book was advertised at Amazon, but not on sale for now. A 2nd Edition is coming soon.

      Thanks and keep visiting, I will announce soon.

  17. Alice
    February 23, 2013 at 10:24 AM


    This is a great website and i’d very much like to get hold of a copy of your book! I volunteered in Mbeya, Tanzania not so long ago and loved the food out there- will you let me know when your book is available to order or download?

    Asante sana

    • February 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Thanks Alice. You will receive email from me direct in your inbox.
      Mingi love

  18. D
    February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    This is AWESOME! I really hope I get a chance to order this book, I’ve been craving sekela chicken for a long while now. Will this be available on iBooks? I would prefer to download it so I can start cooking. Asante sana!!

    • November 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      No ibook and no ebook for now. It will be hard cover and by February 2014 paperback will be available.

  19. February 18, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Mpendwa kitabu kikitoka tuambizane please!

    • February 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      Kikitoka wakati huu tutaambizana dear.
      Mingi Love

  20. Beatrice
    January 23, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Please let me know when the book is ready and where to get it, am in Arusha.

  21. January 5, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    please how can i get your book i need it so much

    • January 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      I will send you email Akinyi
      Stay blessed

      • Mariam al saqri
        January 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

        Dear maryam
        How are you.I am from Muscat,soon I will get married .I love your recipes and I want to buy your book.please let me know how to get it.because you are the only one who is sensiorly giving all the tips that actually make the dish come out very nice.keep up the good work and may god bless you

  22. Bhavini Charadva
    January 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I just came across your blog about the recipe book. I am looking forward to getting a copy. I was born and raised in Dar Es Salaam and so is my husband. We now live in Minnesota and have been looking for a recipe for chicken sekela and have yet to get one. Would you kindly be willing to share the recipe if you have it? In the meantime I will continue checking this website on more info about your cookbook release.


  23. Angela
    December 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM


    You are doing a very good job with all your cooking media and self promotion activities, youtube, face book, website, and all. I understand you’re wanting to wait for the quality paper for your cookbook, something like that is important to me too, because I keep my good cookbooks for a very, very long time. And I like pictures so I know what things are supposed to look like. However, I really want your cookbook now, so any paper will be okay for your first run and as people read it more will want it and then you can get the very best paper as you earn more money and sell more books. Also, I am hoping that you will consider finding a less expensive way to make your cooking videos other than the obviously high expense you put into your Youtube video’s. I say this because I want to see more video’s and learn more about your cooking. It is fine to have fancy cloths and a fancy kitchen, you look so pretty, your kitchen is immaculate, your cooking utensils are cool and your crew does a good job, but that is not what we are really watching for, we want to see your cooking! American’s notoriously love authentic cooks, even from Africa. Just be yourself and truly, please find a way to cut your costs so you can make more cooking videos.

    Last year my Doctor to me that I could not eat any salt or any dairy or anything that comes out of a can or box, so your food is perfect for me and I am certain I am not the only one with these dietary restrictions. I just leave the salt out of all recipes, most of the time;) You have so much to offer and a wonderful unique perspective. So don’t make us wait so long. Your food is perfect. Everything else is secondary. I hope that makes sense.

    • December 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM

      Wooooo! Many thanks dear for your good advise. It is not easy for me, I am a perfectionist, I think sometimes it become my failure instead of helping. I will put every your advise in mind for sure and I am working towards it; it is not easy to be me, and sometimes I do not like me because I want things to be perfect. I even arrange things in a line in my fridge, now my daughter is following my character which hurts me because I know it is not good.
      About the book. everything is taken care of and I will soon announce the date/month. To tell you the truth, the first book was very very bad. It is hard to say. And they were charging $71.95 dollars which does’nt make sense even Oprah who is very known won’t sell a cook book at that price. The price is what shocked me and i had no say at all.

      Thanks very much for your concern and stay blessed. You will see the book soon within two month.

      Mingi Love

  24. Nana
    December 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    My deares
    I saw ur video about Chapaty .its excellent please a. Email when ur e book is read.
    And thank .

  25. Kiyuga John
    December 12, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    Hongera na kazi nzuri.
    Naitwa John.Ninauza mafuta ya ubuyu na hata kama ni mbegu tu zitahitajika,Unga wa ubuyu pia.

    Naomba tufanye biashara kama uko ktk nafasi hiyo.Niko tayari kufanya chochote chema kinachofaa.
    Nipo Dar
    Msukuma wa Mwanza


    • December 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      John, since napenda Wasukuma sana, wasiliana na mimi baada ya kitabu kutoka mwakani.

      Mingi Love

  26. annemieke
    November 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    What a great discovery your site is to me!! though I did not try any of the recipes yet, I’ m really looking forward to try them! the last post seems to be from august this year. Did you already manage to get the book out on either print or ebook?
    best regards

  27. winnie
    October 16, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    Hello Miriam Rose,

    I live in Nairobi and would like to purchase a copy of your book, whether an ebook or print. Is it out yet?

    • October 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM

      Dear Winnie,
      I will put all info here on the website. keep visiting.

      Mingi love

    • john
      November 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      I was fortunate to try Tanzanian influenced food recently at a restaurant in Windsor,Vermont…the restaurant’s name by the way is “Miriam’s”..

      Can you send me an email when the cookbook is ready to buy? I thought the melding of spices and food was incredible and would love to give it a try at home…


      • November 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM

        I have saved your email John. You will be one of the first people to receive the announcement.

        Mingi love

        • john
          June 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

          Dont forget to email me when the cookbook is ready!! Cant wait to try out your recipes for family and friends and spread the good word thru food…

  28. Nishant
    October 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Can i get recipe for chicken sekela

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      I am working on this.

    • Linda Maule
      October 4, 2012 at 12:13 PM

      The social ministry committee of our congregation (Messiah Lutheran in Bethlehem PA) is hosting a potluck with an African theme to raise money and awareness for the need to support the ELCA Malaria Initiative and we are looking for authentic recipes to use. Our potluck is Nov. 3.

      Thank you for your help.

      • October 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

        Hi Linda,

        I have a list of simple recipes from my website. It does not take much time and full of flavor. But my rule is, if you want your food to taste better, use organic meat and vegetables.

        1. Coconut rice with peas and carrots Your guest will love this. If you do not like turmeric please use saffron or save money by using yellow food coloring
        2. Simple beef stew Very simple yet taste great.
        3. Kachumbari Any Tanzanian rice will not be rice if served in a function without Kachumbari.

        If you have to pick only one dish, make the rice and tell your other two friends to make Kachumbari and beef stew. Please if you use these recipes post the photos of the food to Taste of Tanzania facebook page.
        Mingi Love

  29. Sam
    September 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Will this be available in PDF format? I would like to purchase the electronic file please.

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      I am working on this: I am yet to see how many people would buy ebook. Many people do prefer printed cookbooks. If I will feel I will sale then I will because it does cost money to higher someone to create an ebook. I am trying to learn to do it by myself.

  30. augustina
    September 10, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    I live in mwanza and i would liike to have that book what can i do??

  31. monica
    September 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    i enviously wait for the cookbook

  32. Diana
    August 21, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Hi, i need that book please

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      There will be a little delay. I am self publishing, there are some issues that I was not aware off, I have put the printing and sale of the book on hold. Hope to get a traditional publisher for my other books so that this will not happen again.

      Sorry Diana.

  33. Nisha
    August 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Thanks, well I was born and studied in Tanzania, currently living in Sydney. Never new where to find the recipe from Tanzania, including Ugali, Vitumbua etc. Thanks for having such a good website please do keep on posting the recipe’s. How can we get your cook book?

    • August 15, 2012 at 10:46 AM

      The cookbook is ready, will be in market sometimes soon. Keep visiting, i will post it here.

  34. sam
    May 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    hello Miriam Rose,
    I enjoy your Roti making,sound like they are in layers,I am from Mauritius,but live in UK.I would very much like to see your video for the preparation of the Roti (flour Mixing ) and Rolling etc.Do you have a link to that please?
    Thankyou ,look forward for some more interesting show>

    • May 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      Dear Sam,
      I believe you want me to have a video to show how to make chapati from the beginning. That video will be next. I have been busy with the book. I will have the video ready in June.

      I will inform you via email.

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