Tag Archive: Food

June 1st, 2016 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Alex and I both have been living in Cameroon for one and a half year, and we both very much needed a break from our challenging current lifestyle.  We needed to be in a place where we could forget about work and focus on relaxing and also continuing to expand our minds.  Greece was the place […]

March 8th, 2016 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

I’ve been finding that it’s quite funny that people got riled up over Whole Food selling peeled oranges in plastic containers and accused other people of being lazy for peeling oranges. Here in Cameroon, it’s an everyday scene to find peeled oranges sold on the streets everywhere. Cameroonians prefer to buy oranges that have already […]

February 22nd, 2016 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go. – Anthony Bourdain Wherever I traveled in the world, I always found a McDonald’s.  I saw a McDonald’s in the town center of Cusco, […]

January 25th, 2015 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

Maggi is to Cameroonians.  Parmesan cheese is to Americans.  This is how I explain to my Cameroonian friends about the importance of Parmesan cheese.  I never realized that the parmesan cheese is the most prized food until when I made my first pasta dish at my post, a few days after moving to Bamenda.  When […]

December 9th, 2014 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

A Peace Corps Medical Officer who has been working for Peace Corps Cameroon for the past more than 20 years said to the trainees, “If you are in Cameroon, you are blessed with food because you have variety of food.”  She is certainly right.  Cameroon has a wide variety of dishes due to colonization, learning […]