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A Slice of Kenya: Building a Pizzeria in Nairobi, Part 3

Slice Matthew Lyons 19 comments

For 100 days, San Diego pizza maker Matt Lyons (aka Mattivore) will be living in Kenya, consulting and training staff for the opening of a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Nairobi. Right this way for part three of his story! More

A Slice of Kenya: Building a Pizzeria in Nairobi, Part 2

Slice Matthew Lyons 12 comments

For 100 days, San Diego pizza maker Matt Lyons (aka Mattivore) will be living in Kenya, consulting and training staff for the opening of a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Nairobi. In this series, Matt will chronicle his journey from start to finish. More

A Slice of Kenya: Building a Pizzeria in Nairobi, Part 1

Slice Matthew Lyons 31 comments

I'm going to Nairobi, Kenya. I'm going to try to help make the best pie on a continent. How will I do this? I'm exactly not sure yet, but I'll let you know. More

Snapshots from Kenya: A Traditional Meal in the Mombasa Countryside

Brian Oh 8 comments

A recent trip to Kenya took me through the Mombasa countryside to a small village where I enjoyed traditional meal. Watch it come together in the slideshow! More

Coffee Varieties: SL-28

Drinks Meister 3 comments

The jewel in the coffee crown might have an unromantic name, but its sparkle is unmistakable: today we'll chat about the SL-28 variety from Kenya. More

Snapshots from Kenya: Eating Roasted Goat from a Nyama Choma in Nairobi

Brian Oh 6 comments

In Swahili, nyama choma loosely translates to "roasted meat." One afternoon, a local driver took me to his neighborhood nyama choma joint just off of one of Nairobi's main thoroughfares Ngong Road where I ate roasted goat meat with a crisp, lightly sweet Tusker beer. More

Three African Teas to Start Your Morning

Drinks Liz Clayton 1 comment

Africa may not be at the top of your mental list of tea-producing continents, but you'd better believe they grow it. Though export to North America is not as widespread as the teas of China, Japan, Taiwan, and India, the teas produced in Africa fall quietly below our radar but are certainly worth exploring. More

Four Awesome Kenyan Coffees To Seek Out Right Now

Drinks Liz Clayton 4 comments

As spring blushes into summer, the emergence of lush, almost enthusiastically flavorful Kenyan coffees has come upon us courtesy of some of North America's finest roasters. We've rounded up four of the very best of these—all hailing from the fruitful Nyeri region of Kenya—plus a bonus coffee from Burundi for good measure. More

Trash Heaps Become Organic Farms in Kenya

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In Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya, a group figured out how to convert trash heaps into instant organic farms using just recycled PVC pipes and other accessible materials.... More

In the News: Turmoil in Kenya Spreads to Tea; Gluten-Free Communion Wafers; Web Tools for Eating Green

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Violence in Kenya spreads to tea plantations: Arson and attacks at tea plantations are latest incidents in the post-election violence. Kenya is the world's third-largest exporter of tea. [The Telegraph] New communion wafers! Gluten-free wafers so parishioners can take communion without having an allergic reaction (see: coeliac disease). [The Daily Mail] Useful sites to help you eat green: Find local farms, markets, and restaurants that use locally grown ingredients. [The Daily Green] Jellyfish a boon to shrimpers in Florida: Unique Asian tastes are helping Florida's shrimpers stay afloat in the off season. [The Sun-Sentinel] China's eating more as farms struggle: With the shrinking availability of land and migration to cities, the country's farms in having trouble meeting the demand of... More

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