Dear <<First Name>>,
Are you bored yet with the tried-and-true, easy-to-make meals? We are. And while we love that many restaurants are offering new curbside pick-up or door-to-door delivery options (yay to supporting your local community), we’re too far up our canyon to take advantage of Boulder’s offerings and so have been pulling out everything in our pantry and figuring out new flavor profiles for favorite dishes. We’ve also been taking some newfound time to try totally different tasty treats.
We asked our partners in Africa to send us one of their favorite, local recipes to share with you (not everyone was able to get back to us in time, as you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts with fewer players these days). Below you’ll find links to the ones we received, or simply curated ourselves. Bon Appétit or Bone up a Tree … whichever you prefer!
Also, as today is the first day of Passover, a holiday Brooke always looks forward to celebrating with her family (in part because of the food!), but which has been postponed this year (yes, some are taking Seder onto Zoom, but in her case they’re going to gather in person on a future date), we want to wish all of you celebrating in your own way, in your own home, a very warm and happy Pesach. And the same goes for our friends who will be celebrating Easter this Sunday.
And by now, I’m sure you know we’re running weekly contests on social to keep everyone engaged, encouraged, educated, and eager to win some fun prizes from Africa. This Tuesday’s “Creative Coloring Challenge” is on zebra and you still have two days to send in your answers for the most recent “Movie Scene Search” which focuses on Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp (prize pictured below). Speaking of Cottar’s, while we know that right now everyone is in need of something and is being asked for a lot, we do want to share with you an Emergency Appeal the Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust has put out in partnership with African Wildlife Foundation to help raise the funds necessary to continue the community and conservation work they do in Kenya in case you, past clients, or contacts in your personal network are looking for ways to support ongoing conservation projects that are suffering greatly in the face of lost nightly conservation fees from guests at the properties they are connected to.
Also, Brooke is running a series of webinars on West Africa every Wednesday with guest speakers from the DMC she works with based in Lome and Dakar, TransAfrica ... if you didn't receive information from her and are interested, email her directly.
Finally, voting is now live for this year's Conde Nast Travel Readers' Choice Awards; if you or your clients have been to any or all of our properties and agree they have earned a nod, we'd appreciate your support!
From our Boulder, Colorado pantry to yours,
Johann & Brooke
Johann and Far Country Collection: email@example.com
Ethiopia: Kibran Tours
Traditional Lentil Stew
Zambia: Sausage Tree Camp
African Meat Pie
We received several links to a variety of Zambian dishes, including this online link for 10 Zambian comfort foods!
Zambia: Zambian Ground Handlers
Here is an online link for Zambian Kitchen.
Kenya: Campi ya Kanzi
Luca's Mom's Malfatti
Kenya: Scenic Air Safaris
Kenyan Corn and Beans
Madagascar: Madagascar Classic Collection
Tanzania: Nomad Tanzania
Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters with Lime Yoghurt
Brooke and Karoo Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Africa: Tswalu Kalahari
Instead of just giving you a recipe, we invite you to join Executive Chef, Marnus Scholly, on a Facebook Live #TswaluChat to learn about the ethos of cuisine at Tswalu Kalahari, tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 at 16h45 CAT.
Kenya: Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
You still have two days to try and win an autographed book on "100 Years in Africa" by Calvin Cottar, a copper Maasai bracelet, and more!
Kenya: Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy
Sage Ice Cream
Kenya: Alfajiri Villas
Signature Swahili Calamari
West Africa: TransAfrica (DMC operating in multiple countries)
One of my favorite things to eat in Senegal, and at our local West African restaurant in Boulder, is peanut stew. Here is one online version of the recipe.