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Experience the Flavors of Zanzibar: A Culinary Journey

Discover the rich tapestry of flavors that define the cuisine of the “Spice Island” of Zanzibar, where a melting pot of cultures has left an indelible mark on its culinary heritage.

For centuries, Zanzibar has been a crossroads of trade, welcoming influences from Arabia, Persia, India, and Africa. This vibrant tapestry of cultures is reflected in Zanzibar’s diverse and exotic cuisine.

Join a dedicated group of Stone Town women to learn the art of preparing Zanzibar’s rice and seafood dishes, snacks, and sweets. Arabian coffee, Indian curries, and Goan masalas mingle with locally sourced avocado, guava, and an array of exotic fruits and vegetables. Spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, alongside cashew nuts and coconut, form the backbone of Zanzibar’s culinary repertoire.

Delve into the secrets of Zanzibar’s famous rice dishes, from the aromatic Biryani to the indulgent Pilau, meticulously flavored with an array of spices and raisins.

Seafood takes center stage in Zanzibar’s culinary scene, with dishes featuring octopus, swordfish, kingfish, lobster, and more, often simmered in rich coconut sauce.

During our Chakula Kizuri cooking lesson, lasting approximately 3-4 hours, you’ll master the art of preparing a main dish, side dish, snack, and sweet. Choose from a variety of dishes to suit your preferences, guided by our knowledgeable instructors from a local Stone Town women’s group.

For those seeking a deeper dive into Zanzibar’s culinary traditions, consider booking a complete culinary holiday. In addition to daily cooking lessons, you’ll enjoy visits to markets, agricultural production sites, and indulgent food tastings, immersing yourself in the vibrant flavors and aromas of Zanzibar.

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