In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean [A Cookbook]

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We meet women such as Ma Shara, who helps tourists “see the real Zanzibar” by teaching them how to make her famous Ajemi Bread with Carrots and Green Pepper; Ma Vicky, who makes Matoke (Stewed Plantains with Beans and Beef) to bring the flavors of Tanzania to her American home; and Ma Gehennet from Eritrea, who shares her recipes for Kicha (Eritrean Flatbread) and Shiro (Ground Chickpea Stew). Through Hawa’s writing - and her own personal story - the women, and the stories behind the recipes, come to life.