Friday, June 25, 2010

Recipes from a Shona world

'Kubika Machikichori' Shona for preparing delicious meals, carries traditional recipes from Goromonzi, about 50 km out of Harare. This book was compiled by founding member of Zimbabwe Women Writers (ZWW), Colette Mutangadura and edited by Keresia Chateuka. Read about how to prepare pumpkin soup powder, how to prepare mealie rice in peanut butter, how to make puddings from figs or watermelon, how to make porridge from the baobab fruit, how to make coffee from okra seed, how to make jam from guava fruit and many more! Some of the contributors are Colette Mutangadura herself, Claudia Muzembe, Plaxedes Kaseke,Shirley Gumbodete and others.For querries and orders phone: + 263 042925688 or +263 0712525228


  1. Wow that's so exciting! I can't wait to order a copy!

  2. I grew up on a farm in the Banket area. As a white boy, I ate mostly what the local Shona people ate, and am now desperately trying to find the recipes for foods I once so enjoyed. I have been trying get the recipe for Potohayi (sp?) made from local maize meal and although I have ideas, it would be nice to acquire this book. How does one purchase this book and how much is it?