Learn how to make traditional style Tanzanian Dishes
1.)Take home wooden spoon and recipe book
2.) Sit down taste test of the food prepared with other local dishes
3.) Explanation on use of local ingredients and cultural connections
4.) Access to 'day room style' features such as wifi, bar, on site shop, printing and locked luggage area
Length of Time for this Experience: Approximately 1 hour and 30 Minutes
Summary of Experience:
Watch and participate in the making of a few traditional style Tanzanian dishes, while learning about the food and culture in the country. You will get a chance to select a local dish to prepare and will enjoy your sampling at Karakana. Traditional cooking methods will be used and a locally handcrafted spoon and a recipe will be given at the end of the experience.
What will we do?
Meet your hosts for the cooking class and get an introduction to the meal you will be preparing. Your hosts will share the significance of the meal in Tanzanian culture. You will then get an overview of the different ingredients and techniques used in making the meal. Cooking and preparation begins and then a taste testing of the meal prepared with your hosts will be given. A handcrafted spoon and receipt will be given at the end of the experience.
Rate is $55 PP and Included is the following:
1.) Unlimited Variety of East African Coffee and Tea + Soft Beverages (Water, Sparking Water, Soda, Local Juice)
3.) On Site Coordinator
4.) Locked Area for Luggage
5.) Printing Service Available
6.) 20 Minute Calling to US, Canada, UK and China
7.) Gratuities and Tax
8.) Child related/care available upon request
9.) Shower available if interested (located at main house next to Karakana)
10.) Unlimited All day Snacks
11.) Donation to Mtoko’s community support programs
12) Continental or Swahili Meal
Meet Fatma Mlisho, Your Experience Coordinator
My name is Fatma Mlisho and I am 18 years old. I was born in Chalinze but am currently living in Pugu, Dar es Salaam. I love to cook and learned from my grandmother the traditional spices in Tanzania that I use in most of my meals. I find it important to remove stigma, particularly for women and girls. I had my daughter at a young age and I want to make sure she lives in a community where all women and girls get the support they need.
Each experience is jointly run by a Mtoko staff member and a coordinator. We seek wherever possible to provide coordinator trainings to people affected by stigma.
For every experience you book, someone in need is given the opportunity to connect.