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Three pieces of mkate wa ufuta (Zanzibar sesame bread) with some sesame seeds sprinkled around it.

Zanzibar Sesame Bread | Mkate Wa Ufuta

We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy, toasty, nutty, densely magnificent sesame flatbread from Zanzibar, you’ll be crooning about it to everyone who’ll listen.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A wooden serving plate filled with sliced tomatoes, red onion, and chopped cilantro.

Kachumbari Salad

Salsa masquerading as salad, this recipe for kachumbari (say it with us, ka-chum-bar-i) is from Kenya, not Mexico. Surprise!

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
A yellow and white bowl filled with mafe, Senegalese lamb stew, with a habanero pepper on the side and a bowl of salad next to it.

Mafe | Senegalese Lamb Stew

Mafe, a traditional Senegalese stew, is chockfull of chunks of lamb, butternut squash, root vegetables, and cabbage, all happy together in a peanut-tomato sauce.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 17