8 episodes

In Africa, food tells the vibrant story of everyday life. From the jolly market lady hawking fresh okra, just picked leafy greens and ruby red tomatoes to the bride serving her new husband a feast of traditional favorites, food is the very fabric upon which life is celebrated.
For the Shona people of Zimbabwe, food begins "Pachoto"- the fireside. So when an African dietitian and her friends sit around this fireside what do they talk about?

In Pachoto, a bi-weekly podcast, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cordialis Msora Kasago invites you to sit "fireside" to chat about African food and where it intersects with health and culture with the goal of inspiring a holistic approach to wellness.

Pachoto Podcast Cordialis Msora Kasago

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

In Africa, food tells the vibrant story of everyday life. From the jolly market lady hawking fresh okra, just picked leafy greens and ruby red tomatoes to the bride serving her new husband a feast of traditional favorites, food is the very fabric upon which life is celebrated.
For the Shona people of Zimbabwe, food begins "Pachoto"- the fireside. So when an African dietitian and her friends sit around this fireside what do they talk about?

In Pachoto, a bi-weekly podcast, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Cordialis Msora Kasago invites you to sit "fireside" to chat about African food and where it intersects with health and culture with the goal of inspiring a holistic approach to wellness.

    Celebrating Ramadan- Food, Fasting & Religion

    Celebrating Ramadan- Food, Fasting & Religion

    What is Ramadan? Why is it important? How does COVID19 impact this period?
    We chat with YaQutullah Ibraheem Muhammad, a Registered Dietitian and owner of Nutrition Prescriptions, LLC, a consulting practice that specializes in weight
    management, recipe development, nutrition education and women’s wellness..
    YaQutullah loves empowering people to
    understand the connection between faith, health and wellness. Follow her on IG @yaqutu_nutritionprescriptions
    Get the Ramadan Reset. 

    • 47 min
    Navigating Anxiety & Stress During the Coronavirus

    Navigating Anxiety & Stress During the Coronavirus

    Are you anxious, stressed or emotional? How do you manage through these feelings when you come from a culture where they are not always addressed or expressed,   
    On this episode, I speak to Ibinye Osibodu-Onyali, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. Her passion is helping women manage anxiety, get rid of insomnia and finally find their voice. Ibi also helps couples learn to fight fairly, overcome past hurts & create a friendship they love. Find Ibi at thezinniapractice.com

    • 46 min
    What I Want You To Know About the Coronavirus and Nutrition

    What I Want You To Know About the Coronavirus and Nutrition

    I am in week 3 of "Stay at Home" or "Shelter in Place" orders and this week some African countries went into lockdown. This is not easy. I am used to being on the go and in control and yet today, I, d sit at home and wait. 

    With all the chatter around food and nutrition during the coronavirus,  I choose to stick the facts. In this episode, I sit solo and chat about nutrition during these unprecedented times. What should you eat? How can you manage stress? I share some ideas.

    • 35 min
    Honoring Our Heritage with Mpho Tshukudu

    Honoring Our Heritage with Mpho Tshukudu

    How can heritage diets help improve dietary compliance? What is the nutrition curriculum for dietitians in South Africa? How do we move the discussion on African food, African health and African Culture?  
    On this episode of the Pachoto Podcast I chat with Mpho Tshukudu, a Registered Dietitian based in South Africa. Mpho and author of "Eat Ting."
    "Eat Ting" answers the unaddressed need for South African specific nutritional guidance.  
    You can buy the book via Quivertree  Publishers.

    • 49 min
    What is African Food? with Freda Muyambo

    What is African Food? with Freda Muyambo

    We can't have a podcast celebrating African cuisine without first defining "African food." On this episode of The Pachoto Podcast we sit down with African cuisine expert, food entrepreneur and food writer Freda Muyambo to discuss the extremely wide topic of African food and how through the passage of time it has travelled and evolved.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Changing the narrative on African food, African health and African culture

    Changing the narrative on African food, African health and African culture

    The story of African food, African Health and African culture is often told with a western lens with African voices sorely missing in the discussion. Sometimes the narrative told is one that I as an African Registered Dietitian Nutritionist do not recognize as my own. eWhy is this?
    In Episode 1 of the Pachoto Podcast, I share how a  conversation with my grandmother and a terrifying food reaction made me re-evaluate the narrative that I had learned in school and promoted to clients.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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cafe Rizo ,

These talks are therapeutic just like eating

Thank you very much I am so glad that you are doing this job telling African food stories because we are perceived as uncultured uncivilized race. This will help me a lot as a chef. Can you pls talk to us about sweet food and low carbohydrates what they do to our health that is if you have not spoken about it. Please offer what is the way of eating them correctly

Chikonochengwe ,

Fantastic nutrition podcast celebrating African culture!

I love the style of your podcast - drawing from real life personal experiences to teach your lessons and support your points.

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