Slideshow: Snapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside

A traditional Kenyan meal
A traditional Kenyan meal

Freshly slaughtered chicken, sukuma wiki, steamed potatoes and bananas, ugali, and fresh plantains.

Charcoal stove
Charcoal stove

A small charcoal stove was used to cook each portion of the meal.

Abdul and the chicken
Abdul and the chicken

Abdul slaughters lunch.

Prepping the chicken
Prepping the chicken

Cleaning and plucking the bird.

Gutting
Gutting

Gutting and breaking the bird down.

Preparing vegetables
Preparing vegetables

Chopping onions and tomatoes for the sukuma wiki while the chicken cooks.

Ugali
Ugali

Pouring corn meal into the water for boiling.

Ugali
Ugali

Once the cornmeal boils and thickens, it achieves a dense, cake-like consistency.