Many moons ago, I cooked Tanzania. I actually cooked this meal two days prior to our Colorado/Utah trip to meet Janalee and Bobbie. I couldn't load these photos into my old computer because it was stuck on stupid or something and wouldn't let me load them up. I have since gotten a new laptop and the photos are now on the new laptop. I apologize that these photos are in no particular order but blogger decided to give us a new layout and I'm not impressed, to say the least. On the Tanzanian menu: (Mchicha) Curried Spinach & Peanut Butter, Tanzanian Vegetable Rice, Spicy Banana Bread and Mango Snow.
Tanzania is an East African country. It borders the Indian Ocean to the east; Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west and Zambia, Malawai and Mozambique to the south.
The capital is Dodoma and the largest city is Dar es Salaam. The official Tanzanian languages are Swahili and English.
Tanzania is composed of 26 regions (mikoa) including the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar. The country is one of the oldest inhabited areas on Earth with fossils of humans and pre-human humanoids dating back over 2 million years.
The economy of Tanzania is mainly agricultural-based. Topography and climate limit cultivated crops to a mere 4% of the land area. It is the third largest gold producing country in Africa after South Africa and Ghana. Tanzania is also known for it's beautiful tanzanite, a precious gemstone found solely in Tanzania.
The land area is 364,898 square miles, making it the 31st largest country in the world. The 2010 population was 43.2 million.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain is located in Tanzania. Some of its famous national parks are the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Tanzania is mountainous in the northeast by Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the north and to the west are the great lakes: north is Lake Victoria, which is Africa's largest lake and to the west is Lake Tanganyika, which is Africa's deepest lake and is known for unique species of fish that are only in that lake and nowhere else in the world. Lake Malawai is to the southwest and the lake's elongated depressions forms most of the border that Tanzania shares with Malawai. The Kalambo Falls, which are the second highest in Africa, are located in Tanzania a the southern tip of Lake Tanganyika.
I have to say that this was really satisfying for a vegetarian meal!
Groceries for this Tanzanian feast ran $15.40, which left $4.60 to go into the Beach Bag. The total after 30 weeks into the second year is $180.45. Tanzania makes the 82nd country that I have cooked from.
You all voted, and you all voted a super long time ago...Gibraltar is the next country on the queue. Make sure to vote for the 84th country by scrolling ^^^up and --->>>over and choosing whichever country you are most interested in. Until we meet up in Gibraltar...peace!