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Namibia: volunteers needed to work on Namibian Cuisine Wiki

The Namibian Cuisine Wiki has not content. Gerard calls for help:”Now with enough visitors to my little blog here to at least fill a smaller coffee table each week, I thought it might be a good idea to get you folks a bit involved in “fleshing out” this Wiki a bit. After all, we can all very easily complain (and yes, I thoroughly miss bothy my bikltong as well as my droerwors too), but it takes a little more effort to get things rolling yourself (with this blog being no exception)…”

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  • I am stumped! I can’t recall a unique Namibian dish. Except the Springbok sausages and the steaks at la Cave!

  • Pat Bryden

    My favourite Namibian dish is oshifima with evanda.
    For those of you who don’t know the Northern Namibian cuisine, ‘oshifima’ is a thick ‘porridge’ made with home grown, home pounded millet (for the best). ‘Evanda’ is made from wild spinach, dried and pressed into cakes, which last through the seasons where not much else is available. I was told it is often used for people going on journeys, for sustenance. It is softened with water and cow butter (home made) is added when it is the consistency of cooked spinach. MMmmmm!

    Another wonderful dish is millet porridge made with fresh milk and some sugar.

    Of course for snacks, eembe (bird plum/mountain date) is a beautiful, sustaining fruit, picked from wonderful, old trees. It has keeping qualities when powdered with ???

    My friends from the North please add more!

  • absurdly this site is blocked in china. all of wikia.com, in fact.

    i had a look through a proxy, and although i couldn’t recall a single uniquely namibian dish at first, the site brought back memories of stews i had in the north, and seafood in luderitz and walvis. i’ll be checking back often. planning on giving my chinese friends a little taste of something they’d consider outrageously exotic, real soon.

    thanks for blogging this

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