The cuisine of Zimbabwe - Africa

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The foods of Zimbabwe

Meat in Zimbabwe is very good, and interesting game meats such as warthog and crocodile are readily available in most towns and tourist areas. In the major urban areas a variety of international restaurants are also available, while the local diet includes tasty peanut-based stews, wild mushroom soup and starchy staples. .
Zimbabwean markets generally have sumptuous fruit, especially papaya, and good locally-grown vegetables. Beer is never far away, whether it’s European-style lager or the opaque maize beer that is a favourite with many locals.
Specialities:
Sadza. A stiff maize meal porridge eaten with meat or stew.
Nhedzi: A rich wild mushroom soup.
Game meat Including ostrich, warthog and crocodile tail.
Whawha: Traditional maize beer.
Bota Porridge flavoured with peanut butter, milk, butter or jam and traditionally eaten for breakfast.
Dovi: Traditional peanut butter stew with meat and/or vegetables.
Mapopo candy Papaya cooked in and dusted with sugar.
Mopane worms: A large insect usually dried or fried as a protein-rich snack, or sometimes added to stews.
Mupotohayi: Traditional homemade cornbread.
Biltong Seasoned and dried meat usually made from beef or game.


The types of Cuisines in Zimbabwe are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon
Main recipes coming soon
Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
African - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Chicken salad Moroccan spiced chicken breasts Moroccan spiced chickpea soup Skillet chicken and rice

Side dishes recipes

Ethiopian injera Dessert recipes coming soon

Cooking in Zimbabwe