For me, food is closely associated with gatherings, friends, and family. Food plays a huge role in bringing people together and forging relationships. Although A Kitchen in Uganda emphasizes home cooking, once in a while, it’s wonderful to explore what is on the food scene around Uganda.On Sunday the 30th of April, I had the privilege of attending Le Chateau’s Bottomless Brunch and Bubbly; a monthly event that brings people together for brunch. Le Chateau’s monthly bottomless brunch and bubbly is all about bringing people together, creating a great environment for them to let loose and let go and serving up a storm of a variety of unlimited food.I got Bella, a fellow creative and CEO of Enviri Za Nacho (EZN) to come and experience brunch with me.When Bella agreed to come along, I was thrilled because that meant I got to know more about the amazing woman behind EZN and of course share a meal with her.Since the restaurant’s menu is based around Belgian and French cuisine, we had our fill of perfect buttery croissants and macaroons (the desserts are great!). There was an endless supply of drinks, cheese, fruit, dessert, an assortment of cold cuts and chips-exactly what you need on the lazy Sunday when you don’t want to do anything in the kitchen. Le chateau is situated along Ggaba Road in Nsambya; right next to the USA Embassy. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance; a cross over between modern, lush greenery and traditional African-a photographers dream really! It threatened to rain that day but ended up showering a little which created the perfect mood for an epic brunch affair. With an awesome personal attendant, an array of different foods, an endless supply of drinks, to say that we had a wonderful time is an understatement. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Yes, I know you like what you’re reading. And yes, it’s every end of the month. And oh, it’s family friendly too. Couldn’t get any better!
Next one is on the 28th May 2017. Thank me later.
So, I have some exciting news for you. But first, how was your weekend? Anything exciting that you did? ( leave a comment below!) Mine was quite low-key because weekdays can be hectic. OK. Now that you have left a comment below telling me about your weekend, let’s talk about the exciting news.
Do you remember Seasonal Cooking e-cookbook (->) that was published almost a year ago? I wrote it on a whim because I wanted you lovely friends and readers to have a great time here and in your kitchens. . It has been an exciting journey ever since that day with over 250 downloads! I am grateful. The good news is that the e-book participated in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards competition as an entrant from Uganda. It won from the country. I was surprised because, like I said, it was created on a whim. Furthermore, the book made it to the top 2 cookbooks from Africa! Exciting is an understatement. Click here to -> see the short list. This award is dedicated to you all awesome readers who take time to come here week by week to read these words, get recipes to try and get inspired.
Because we are all in a happy moment right now, I wanted us to get to know each other more. I thought it would be a great idea to create this survey that will help me provide better content for you my friends and improve your experience here on the blog. So I am asking you to kindly spare 5 minutes to answer this short survey. Also share it with anyone who reads the blog. Click image to answer survey
We are officially on instagram! It took almost forever to make the leap but now I can say that AKIU’s instagram account is up and running. Head over there and follow for updates, sneak peeks and behind the blog awesomeness. Click on image to visit the account.
To summarize it all:
- The Seasonal Cooking e-book won an international award here
- There is a small and simple survey for you to answer as you anticipate great things to come *wink* here.
- And lastly, follow AKIU on instagram for updates, sneak peeks and behind the blog awesomeness.
Have a great week.
PS: If you haven’t got a copy of Seasonal Cooking for yourself, please do so now as I will be taking it down at the end of the month-May 31.
Last week, I (for the first time in a really long time) read the newspaper for a particular day. It mostly comprised of the issues surrounding the upcoming elections. There was one article that grabbed my attention though. It was about how the weather has completely changed thanks to the El Nino effect. I was prepared to get dusted since January is generally known to be a dusty month. But now that the days are met with half gloom/fog and half rain, it is time to get cozy. Right? Here are seven soups and stews that will add warmth to your mornings and even whole days!
Black bean stew
Creamy bean soup
Fresh Bean soup
Smoky Eggplant Permesan Meatballs in Homemade Sauce
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Potato Soup
And this hearty Katogo too!
Usually I prepare the soups in the night and then warm them up in the morning. Hoe you get warmer with these.
Also, I have received tremendous response from you regarding the free e-book I gave out a few months ago. Over 115 downloads have happened. Thank you. If you haven’t got a chance to get a copy for yourself, please do so before I take it down (in a few weeks’ time).