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Our Food Stories is a show, hosted by A Kitchen in Uganda, about our food and owning and telling our stories of it. It is about how food is not only fuel for the body but a means for most to build community, culture and even identity. As a way to preserve our indigenous foodways, each episode will have a unique guest who will talk about food stories passed down to them by generations past. Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg Are you a Ugandan with a food story to share? Send us a DM to @akitcheninuganda on Instagram to contribute to this podcast.

Our Food Stories A Kitchen in Uganda

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Our Food Stories is a show, hosted by A Kitchen in Uganda, about our food and owning and telling our stories of it. It is about how food is not only fuel for the body but a means for most to build community, culture and even identity. As a way to preserve our indigenous foodways, each episode will have a unique guest who will talk about food stories passed down to them by generations past. Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg Are you a Ugandan with a food story to share? Send us a DM to @akitcheninuganda on Instagram to contribute to this podcast.

    Okuvumbika: A Cooking Technique that Helped with Allergies

    Okuvumbika: A Cooking Technique that Helped with Allergies

    Episode 18 brings us a special story of having to navigate life with allergies. The special guest Benjamin tells us of a cooking technique that helped him eat certain foods despite his allergies. If you are Ugandan and know the English equivalent of Okuvumbika let us know by leaving a comment on this episode wherever you are listening from.

    Follow Benjamin on Instagram: @benjaminwatch

    Read Benjamin’s blog: https://benjaminwatchblog.wordpress.com/

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 7 min
    Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits

    Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits

    In Episode 17 we learn to make obwenju (apple bananas) and the biscuits that special guest Fiona’s mother used to make with them. Fiona learned how to make these biscuits from her mother and she shares the recipe with us below:

    Obwenju Biscuit Recipe

    Ingredients:

    1 hand of apple bananas (obwenju)

    1 cup of roasted groundnuts

    2 eggs

    2 tablespoons of sugar

    Shortcrust pastry:

    175 grams. Flour

    pinch of Salt

    85 grams. Blueband/Butter

    Cold water to mix

    Method:

    Peel the bananas, split in half lengthwise, place them on a tray, and put them in the sun to dry. This will take at least one week, depending on how much sun there is!

    Pastry Case: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter in pieces and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in enough cold water to draw the mixture together. Roll out the dough on a floured board and line the dish with it. Cut the dry bananas into small pieces, and mix them with the roasted nuts in the beaten eggs and sugar. Pour the mixture onto the pastry and bake for 30 mins. Serve with tea.

    Leave a comment to let us know if you will be trying this dish. Also, let us know if you enjoy eating apple bananas and let us know which other ways you prepare them.

    Abwooli Diaries Podcast: https://abwoolidiaries.com/abwooli-diaries-podcast/

    Find Fiona on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abwoolidiaries/

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 7 min
    Okuddiza: A Sharing Tradition that Expresses Love

    Okuddiza: A Sharing Tradition that Expresses Love

    In episode 16 we learn about Okuddiza Guba Mwoyo: A food-sharing tradition that expresses love which Special guest Benjamin Busenze experienced from his mother and hopes to pass on. If you are Ugandan and have a similar tradition, let us know by leaving a comment on this episode wherever you are listening from.

    Follow Benjamin on Instagram: @legacy_ug

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 7 min
    Omughongo: The Chicken Back Tradition Symbolizing Strong Relationships

    Omughongo: The Chicken Back Tradition Symbolizing Strong Relationships

    Special Guest Clare Muhindo shares the Bukonzo tradition of sharing and eating the chicken back and how it is used in strengthening friendships. Leave a comment on this episode and let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most and if you have similar traditions in your region.

    Essay about fried chicken: https://www.eater.com/2018/10/3/17926424/fried-chicken-is-common-ground

    Follow Clare onTwitter: @MissMuhindo

    Contact Clare for Social Media Management: ccmuhindo@gmail.com

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 18 min
    Molokoni: A Nutrient Rich Cow Hoof Soup

    Molokoni: A Nutrient Rich Cow Hoof Soup

    Episode 14 introduces us to Molokoni. A slow-cooked cow hoof soup that originates from both the Acholi in northern Uganda and the Itesot in eastern Uganda. Special guest Sophia Aniku shares with us the first time she had molokoni and how she has come to enjoy it over time. The dish is served in the majority of the kafunda joints and is known to many as nutritious comfort food.

    Read more about molokoni here:

    https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/life/molokony-the-craze-in-kampala-restaurants-1605512

    https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/life/molokoni-prized-ugandan-dish-1775852

    Follow Sophia on Instagram: @s_aniku

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 10 min
    Three Tales of Omugoyo Part. 2

    Three Tales of Omugoyo Part. 2

    Part 2 is a continuation of Omugoyo, a dish made out of sweet potatoes and beans that are cooked together. Mark Lutta, and Jonathan Kabugo share their unique versions of this dish and how it nourished family members. I hope you enjoy listening! Don’t forget to listen to part 1 of this story.

    Get The Food that Grew Us here: https://www.amazon.com/Food-That-Grew-Us-SHOWCASE/dp/9970804006

    Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most.

    If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.

    Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel


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    • 18 min

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