Pilau fonio – a West African ingredient meets East African cuisine. Pilau is a traditional dish from Tanzanian cuisine. It is a particularly popular choice for serving on holidays like Christmas and is normally prepared with rice. But fonio is also wonderfully suited. Cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, allspice and a pinch of ginger transform the fonio into a veritable explosion of flavour. Recipe by Velvet & Vinegar, whose husband comes from Tanzania.
In coffee production, the soil, location and climate of the regions in which our coffee is grown determine its taste. But what happens to the coffee immediately after harvesting plays an equally important role when it comes to aroma. And this is where the honey processing method stands out.
Grapefruit pairs well with fish, like in this recipe for pan seared Arctic char fillets with crispy skin. Recipe by Sophia Schillik, cucinapiccina
This Mediterranean pasta dish is quick to prepare and uses just 5 ingredients. Recipe by Beau Schenk, Keukenmeid
Without cocoa, there can be no chocolate. And without the family farmers who grow these crops, there would be no cocoa. Millions of these family farmers live in poverty. Pricing is only part of the problem. Small-scale farming practices also play a significant role.
A hearty dish with peas and lots of vegetables. Martin provided us with this recipe that he developed himself. Martin Bokonon-Ganta used to work in the gebana warehouse and is originally from Benin. He grew up in the countryside in a large family. They lived mainly on what nature gave them, including various tubers and root crops as well as cereals. From an early age, he was regularly in the kitchen and thus learned how to prepare traditional dishes for the whole family. He shared with us his recipe for a milk fonio with vanilla.