Extracts from a volunteer’s Diary -Part 4

Culture bonding through cooking

I have found that the fastest way for people of different culture to bond is by cooking together. It has an added advantage if your host mom cooks the worlds best bread.

This week I tried my hand at baking with Mamma Kevo and Tina and the result was an awesome baked bread!


Step 1:

Mix together the flour, a little sugar, a pinch of salt and some yeast.

step 1: Ingredients


Step 2:

Knead the dough while sharing some gossip, stories and laughs.

Kneading the dough



Sharing stories


Step 3:

Leave the dough to rise while lighting the ‘jiko‘.

LIghting the Jiko

Step 4:

Bake the bread.

Baking with charcoal


Step 5:

Break bread with some of Mama Kevo’s awesome potato dishes.

Fresh Bread for dinner




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