Tuesday, 6 January 2009
I have a pal from Cork staying with me until mid week ('Lummox', from a few posts back) and his girlfriend too. They both live in Kuala Lumpur at the mo' but hail from Cork and Botswana respectively. Last night we ate a Botswanan meal together - very much a first for me, but 5 of us gathered for dinner, including that old African hand, Cas. We had a bean salad, spinach, a beef casserole sort of a dish, and Maize! I have never eaten maize before and only ever learned about it at school. 800 million tonnes of it grown in 2007, don't you know? It looks like mash potato but is grainier (of course) and denser.
A fine night's eating here in BS5, where for a short and appreciated time the B stood for Botswana.