Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I am in Mongu, Zambia now.

Zambia is a very Christian country. The last two restaurants I have visited had New Testaments at all the tables. So if the cook is taking a long time preparing your meal you could get some reading in.

But the food in Zambia is not very interesting. All the other countries had at least one traditional dish which was new for me.

One meal that I remember very fondly was breakfast in Vilan Culos, Mozambique. That's where the picture was taken. I went to this local cheap restaurant and asked for food. The lady there was so hesitant. She was says, "Well, if you really want some food we serve breakfast for $1 but it's just local food." She shows me a plate full of salad with a vinaigrette dressing. "It only comes with a talipia fish, a couple fresh baked buns and a mug of tea."

Mmmm... Mmmm... Mmmmmmmmmmmm..........