For the Garifuna people of coastal Honduras, coming together to cook the foods of their ancestors provides a sense of identity and continuity that transcends borders. Rich with coconut milk and seafood, these eight recipes were published in our November 2012 issue along with Betsy Andrew's article,Cassava Nation.
The list of ingredients in a West African Peanut Stew often extends to okra, tomatoes, hot chiles, and other bright foils for the stew's intense richness, but it's the indispensable peanut that gives this dish its essential earthy character.
A Cape Town specialty and one of South Africa's best-known dishes, bobotie is a comforting dish of beef or lamb mixed with chutney and and milk-soaked bread, topped with a custard of egg and milk, and baked until it's golden on top.
Entertain a small crowd with an indulgent spread layered with the spices of Morocco, including chicken roasted with preserved lemons, salads made with sweet peppers or tomatoes, creamy eggplant smothered in the tart North African marinade charmoula, and more.
Influenced by its geographical neighbors (North Africa and Morocco), colonialism (France and Portugal), and recent immigration (from Asia and Vietnam), Senegal's cuisine is multifaceted and full of intense flavor. This menu, featuring the national dish of thiéboudienne, is a pleasing collision of flavors and textures.