Cross posted from Border Jumpers.
Zambians take great pride in their local foods and–thankfully for us–many of their traditional dishes are vegetarian.
Pictured here is Danielle trying “nshima” which is a kind of maize porridge and a staple food in both Zambia and Malawi. While not very attractive looking it was both filling and delicious, tasting a bit like mashed potatoes. Nshima is cooked from plain maize, corn meal, or maize flour known as mealie-meal among Zambians.
Eating at the KuOmboko Hostel‘s restaurant in Lusaka, we enjoyed nshima prepared with pumpkin leaves (a delicious vegetable dish comparable to collard greens), cabbage and carrots.