About

So glad you stopped by. Grab a cup of tea and read on.

A Kitchen In Uganda (AKIU) is a place that celebrates the art of preparing food and fusing foods. It is where you will find recipes and food stories inspired by life in the beautiful Pearl of Africa. AKIU mainly focuses on fusing foods from different cultures across the globe with either Ugandan cuisine, or ingredients found in the country and the neighbouring countries and regions. I believe Uganda is the best place to be for a cook/chef because of the amazing wide variety of local ingredients you can work with.

If you are the creative type and love experimenting in the kitchen and exploring new cuisines, then A Kitchen In Uganda is the right place for you. I believe that preparing food is an art that we all learn. Experimenting with a certain ingredient till you get a desired outcome is what this blog is about; to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and be creative and to also appreciate the abundance of local ingredients surrounding us.

AKIU was started after realising there is so much that Uganda has to offer in terms of local ingredients and the uniqueness of our cuisine which is heavily influenced by colonial Britain and India. It is this influence that is the basis of fusion cooking which we are proud of as Ugandans.

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I am Sophie, a twenty-something, behind this blog and I live in the beautiful Pearl of Africa. I have always been fascinated by the art of cooking from a really young age and been influenced by a great number of people and cultures. When I am not in the kitchen, you can find me daydreaming of what to cook next. Being in the kitchen keeps me sane. I believe in the power food has to bring people of all walks together. My family and some friends are official tasters and reviewers of dishes I make and are victims of the failures (They are the models in the pictures!). I make all the food posted here, unless otherwise stated, and with the help of my family, shoot for and manage this blog.
This blog is a personal journal of tried, successful and failed experiences of a foodie. I believe there are people out there I can connect with through sharing and exchanging advice, wisdom and recipes.Take your time and have a look around. I hope you are inspired and find a recipe to try for yourself and don’t forget to follow.

To keep up with updates on the blog, subscribe and follow AKIU on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest and Instagram. (the links are in the right side bar).

If you have any questions, simply want to say hi or would like to work with me send me and email: akitcheninuganda[at]gmail[dot]com

“Learn how to cook…try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all, have fun” -Julia Child

 
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NOTE: This blog includes only my own opinions. It is  also not intended to be a diet plan, although I try my best to post healthy recipes, please talk to your Doctor for medical or dietary advice. Unless otherwise stated, all images and content are my original material. If you would like to use any of my images, please ask me first by sending me an email. But feel free…absolutely free to share, tweet and pin away. If I have posted something of yours that you would like taken down, contact me and it will be removed right away. Thanks

 

 

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31 thoughts on “About

  1. HI Sophie. Greetings from Seattle Washington. You have a wonderful blog. I really enjoyed reading some of your thoughts this morning. I will keep checking back to see what you are up to in Uganda! And thank you for finding me.

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  2. Thank you for reading my blog and following! I hope that you leave encouraged with every post! May God begin to quickly open up doors for your dreams to come true!

    Blessings,
    Terri

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  3. Thank you for reading and following my blog! I hope that you leave encouraged with every post! May God begin to quickly open up doors for your dreams to come true! Be Blessed!
    Terri

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      1. That’s great Sophie. One discovery I have made blogging is some of the best writers in the world come from here but for the opportunity for the world to know them. We must keep on. The best cannot be stopped. Bravo!

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    1. It is absolutely humbling when someone tries one of my recipes.
      Thank you for reading. I have heard great things about Belgium(its on my Bucket list!)
      Also we have the same names! How cool is that!
      Much love 🙂

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  4. Hey Sophie, did not know about this blog and was just under my nose till i got to watch you feature on CNN (African Voices). imminently i logged in to find you. this honestly a nice place to find specifically Uganda recipes that i will be trying out soon. i love cooking and trying out different foods out their. I love it but let me ask you one more question. Can you try preparing Rabbit meat and make it more acceptable in our society?

    Samuel

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    1. Hi Samuel. It is good to hear from you.
      Thanks for watching and visiting the blog.
      I hope you do find something to try and let me know when you do.
      Unfortunately, I do not eat or prepare rabbit meat.
      Though I can direct you to a Facebook group: Kampala Food Network (their twitter handle is @KFN_foodies) that has members who prepare it.
      I hope this helps.

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