A real taste of Africa

2016-11-08 06:01
PHOTO: The Mnandi cook book.

PHOTO: The Mnandi cook book.

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THE Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust is hosting a talk by Alison Mckenna, who will speak on the Mnandi cook book on 15 November at 10.30am.

Mnandi - a Taste of Mpophomeni is based on the Mpophomeni Township in the Midlands and because food is grown from the heart, meals are meant to be shared and stories are told with pride.
In this book of fresh garden food, the people with their hands in the soil and their creative customers share their delight in seasonal produce. This is colourful food that celebrates community and the environment.

The talk will centre around Mnandi’s journey. How it started with one resourceful woman’s need to provide fresh vegetables for the many people in her care, to a whole community of nature loving, permaculture food growers and then finally to the publication of the Mpophomeni Conservation Group’s Mnandi - a Taste of Mpophomeni. This is not your normal book of delicious, healthy, seasonal recipes, it is also a treasure trove of information about so much else, including the tasty “wild greens” that grow in all our gardens, but which most of us discard as weeds.

In addition there will be a talk on the Rondavel Soap which started as a small kitchen business, in Blantyre Malawi.
Kate and Chikondi Chanthunya packed it all on a bus, with their three little sons squeezed between them, and moved to South Africa, setting up their business in the Midlands four years ago.

They will talk about their experiences on how they have grown the business, and the stumbling blocks and stepping stones along the way.

To RSVP, email wozamarket ing@hillaids.org.za - Supplied.

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