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Our Food Stories

Our Food Stories

By A Kitchen in Uganda
Our Food Stories is a show, hosted by A Kitchen in Uganda, about our food and owning and telling our stories of it. It is about how food is not only fuel for the body but a means for most to build community, culture and even identity. As a way to preserve our indigenous foodways, each episode will have a unique guest who will talk about food stories passed down to them by generations past. Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg Are you a Ugandan with a food story to share? Send us a DM to @akitcheninuganda on Instagram to contribute to this podcast.
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Okuvumbika: A Cooking Technique that Helped with Allergies
Episode 18 brings us a special story of having to navigate life with allergies. The special guest Benjamin tells us of a cooking technique that helped him eat certain foods despite his allergies. If you are Ugandan and know the English equivalent of Okuvumbika let us know by leaving a comment on this episode wherever you are listening from. Follow Benjamin on Instagram: @benjaminwatch Read Benjamin’s blog: https://benjaminwatchblog.wordpress.com/ Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
07:24
September 13, 2022
Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits
In Episode 17 we learn to make obwenju (apple bananas) and the biscuits that special guest Fiona’s mother used to make with them. Fiona learned how to make these biscuits from her mother and she shares the recipe with us below: Obwenju Biscuit Recipe Ingredients: 1 hand of apple bananas (obwenju) 1 cup of roasted groundnuts 2 eggs 2 tablespoons of sugar Shortcrust pastry: 175 grams. Flour pinch of Salt 85 grams. Blueband/Butter Cold water to mix Method: Peel the bananas, split in half lengthwise, place them on a tray, and put them in the sun to dry. This will take at least one week, depending on how much sun there is! Pastry Case: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter in pieces and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in enough cold water to draw the mixture together. Roll out the dough on a floured board and line the dish with it. Cut the dry bananas into small pieces, and mix them with the roasted nuts in the beaten eggs and sugar. Pour the mixture onto the pastry and bake for 30 mins. Serve with tea. Leave a comment to let us know if you will be trying this dish. Also, let us know if you enjoy eating apple bananas and let us know which other ways you prepare them. Abwooli Diaries Podcast: https://abwoolidiaries.com/abwooli-diaries-podcast/ Find Fiona on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abwoolidiaries/ Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
07:20
August 30, 2022
Okuddiza: A Sharing Tradition that Expresses Love
In episode 16 we learn about Okuddiza Guba Mwoyo: A food-sharing tradition that expresses love which Special guest Benjamin Busenze experienced from his mother and hopes to pass on. If you are Ugandan and have a similar tradition, let us know by leaving a comment on this episode wherever you are listening from. Follow Benjamin on Instagram: @legacy_ug Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
07:55
August 16, 2022
Omughongo: The Chicken Back Tradition Symbolizing Strong Relationships
Special Guest Clare Muhindo shares the Bukonzo tradition of sharing and eating the chicken back and how it is used in strengthening friendships. Leave a comment on this episode and let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most and if you have similar traditions in your region. Essay about fried chicken: https://www.eater.com/2018/10/3/17926424/fried-chicken-is-common-ground Follow Clare onTwitter: @MissMuhindo Contact Clare for Social Media Management: ccmuhindo@gmail.com Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
18:28
August 02, 2022
Molokoni: A Nutrient Rich Cow Hoof Soup
Episode 14 introduces us to Molokoni. A slow-cooked cow hoof soup that originates from both the Acholi in northern Uganda and the Itesot in eastern Uganda. Special guest Sophia Aniku shares with us the first time she had molokoni and how she has come to enjoy it over time. The dish is served in the majority of the kafunda joints and is known to many as nutritious comfort food. Read more about molokoni here: https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/life/molokony-the-craze-in-kampala-restaurants-1605512 https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/life/molokoni-prized-ugandan-dish-1775852 Follow Sophia on Instagram: @s_aniku Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
10:24
July 19, 2022
Three Tales of Omugoyo Part. 2
Part 2 is a continuation of Omugoyo, a dish made out of sweet potatoes and beans that are cooked together. Mark Lutta, and Jonathan Kabugo share their unique versions of this dish and how it nourished family members. I hope you enjoy listening! Don’t forget to listen to part 1 of this story. Get The Food that Grew Us here: https://www.amazon.com/Food-That-Grew-Us-SHOWCASE/dp/9970804006 Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute a food story or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
18:13
July 05, 2022
Three Tales of Omugoyo Part. 1
Episode 12 is a unique one as it is 3 recollections of Omugoyo, a dish made out of sweet potatoes and beans that are cooked together. 3 special guests Faith Mulungi, Mark Lutta, and Jonathan Kabugo share their unique versions of this one dish and how it nourished their relatives. I hope you enjoy listening! Don’t forget to tune in to the next episode which will share part 2 of the continuation of this story. Make Omugoyo: https://www.recipesug.com/all-recipes/omugoyo/ Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
12:45
June 21, 2022
Eshabwe: A Sauce Made Out of Aged Ghee
Episode 11 takes us to the western part of the country where a special dish called Eshabwe is eaten and celebrated. Special Guest Darlyne Komukama and her mother share with us memories attached to this wonderful dish. Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
15:20
June 07, 2022
Season 02 Trailer: Our Food Stories
Welcome back to Our Food Stories podcast! Season 02 is here and is packed with even more delicious food stories. Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.
01:16
June 07, 2022
Endanda: Banana Leaf Packed Communal Lunches
In this final episode of Season 1, special guest Simon Bwambale shares with us how communal food and eating was and how Endanda (Packed lunch/ meal) was prepared and shared among friends and peers. This episode marks the end of Season 1. Season 2 will launch in early June. Make sure you are subscribed and have your notifications on. In the meantime enjoy re-listening to the stories and leave a rating, review, and comment on stories you loved listening to. Also, don’t forget to share the podcast with friends and family that you know will enjoy these stories. Don't forget to connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute to Season 2 or know someone interested in contributing kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
07:16
March 29, 2022
Apena Ongaho: Pigeon Pea Stew with Shea Butter
In this episode, special guest Bridget Amollo takes us through the making of Apena Ongaho, a mashed Pigeon Pea Stew with Shea Butter that she remembers her mother making. Using traditional food preparation methods and tools, the process of making this dish will intrigue you.  Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.  Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
21:54
March 15, 2022
Introduction to Food in Buganda Part. 2
In this second part, special guest Enid Nansubuga continues to share with us her favorite food including fruits and banana varieties. She also shares common traditions and practices surrounding serving and eating food in Buganda.  Let us know which part of this story you enjoyed the most by leaving a review, a comment, or connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
08:04
March 01, 2022
Introduction to Food in Buganda Part. 1
In this episode, special guest Enid Nansubuga takes us through a crash course of some of the foods enjoyed in the central region of Buganda. This episode is part 1 of 2 so watch out for part 2 in the follow-up episode. Note: In Uganda, soup, sauce, and stew are interchangeable and they mostly mean a rich hearty stew. Some names of the foods Enid mentions are in Luganda and if you know the English equivalent, let us know by reaching out to us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
12:21
February 15, 2022
Stuffed Pumpkin Luwombo: A Dish that Inspired a Career in Food
In this episode, special guest Chef Douglas Lumala shares a cherished and loved stuffed pumpkin dish and how it inspired him to pursue a career in the food industry. In this story we get an insight into how the popular food preparation method of luwombo is carried out. Useful Terms (in Luganda): Luwombo - A traditional Ugandan dish cooked within a tempered banana leaf. Plural - Mpombo Nsujju - Pumpkin Ndagala - Banana leaves used to wrap luwombo Luwombo leaf - Tempered young and tender banana leaf used to cook luwombo Ebyaayi - Banana fibers used to tie luwombo Ekibbo - Woven basked used in preparing food Check out the following videos on how luwombo is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPIF76TjORk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTU4fD3E7pI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjH3Rzf5cAo&t=46s Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
14:20
January 25, 2022
Isombe: Cassava Leaves Stew
In this episode, special guest Jireh Akandwanaho shares a cherished and loved story of her mother making Isombe which is a stew made out of cassava leaves. This stew is eaten in may parts of East Africa such as Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Congo. If you would like to try Isombe, follow the links below:  https://shopafricausa.com/blogs/african-food-recipe/how-to-make-isombe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9srQN_fU1uI https://owinosupermarket.com/products/akeza-isombe-casssava-leaves-product-of-rwanda Have you tried Isombe before? How do you prepare it where you live?  Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg to let us know what part of the story you enjoyed the most. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
13:32
January 11, 2022
Ajera - A Cross Between Injera and Chapati
In episode 4, special guest Dilman Dila shares what his meals mainly consist of: Ajera: A cross between Injera and chapati that is served with an assortment of fruits. This is a meal that has been passed down to him from childhood by his mother and her friend. What part of the story did you enjoy the most? Find Dilman's work below: Website: https://www.dilmandila.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DilstoriesEntertainments Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dilstories Twitter: https://twitter.com/dilmandila Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
14:48
December 21, 2021
Ekilobeko: Preserving Cassava with Water
In episode 3, special guest Simon Bwambale talks about Ekilobeko, the long forgotten process of preserving cassava to remove the toxin cyanide. This process was used to ferment and preserve cassava for a long period of time. What part of the story resonated with you the most? Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel
10:50
November 18, 2021
Omugunu: A Cassava Meal that Aided Surviving the Luweero War
In episode 2, special guest Victoria Nabukeera talks about Omugunu. A story about a pounded cassava meal told by her mother and how it was made during the Luweero war that brought in the country’s current president. What part of the story resonated with you the most? Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda. Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups, Ketsa - Spinny-Wheel Note: *Mortar and pestel used for pounding cassava. 
07:49
November 18, 2021
Why Our Food Stories?
In this episode I take you through the events that led to and the inspiration behind Our Food Stories podcast. I also share what to expect and how you can be a contributor. If you would like to contribute or know someone interested in contributing to this podcast, Kindly email akitcheninuganda@gmail.com or send us a DM on Instagram @akitcheninuganda.  Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups
04:57
November 16, 2021
Our Food Stories Trailer
Introducing you to Our Food Stories a brand new podcast hosted by A Kitchen in Uganda that shares Ugandan food culture through storytelling.  Connect with us on the socials using #ourfoodstoriesUg Music: Ketsa - Bless-Ups
01:56
October 12, 2021