A Virtual Gathering - TEMBO Fall Fundraiser
Webinar, featuring Michele Genest, “ Three-Stone Fire, Two-Burner Stove: A Canadian Cook Learns a Thing or Two in a Maasai Camp Kitchen”.
Michele Genest is an internationally renowned Canadian chef, an author of several cookbooks celebrating the wild and cultivated foods of the boreal forest. She writes cooking columns for Yukon, North of Ordinary Magazine and What’s Up Yukon. In 2019 Michele volunteered at a Maasai camp in northern Tanzania, where she worked with three Maasai cooks, creating dishes in a “new” tradition they affectionately dubbed “Maasai Fusion Cuisine.”
Michele will talk about her experience relaying what a day in the life of the camp kitchen is like, starting with unlocking the kitchen door in the morning (locked to keep the Baboons out), feeding the three-stone fire, putting on chai, to nightfall, dinner, dishes and locking the kitchen up again.