The nomination came as such a surprise. I’d neither heard of the Zambia Hospitality Awards (ZHA), nor expected any sort of recognition for The Elephant Café because we were still so new.
When I’m introduced to a new indigenous ingredient, I experience a similar reaction to that of a prospector unearthing a new mineral deposit. My eyes alight. I examine and prod and my fingertips tingle.
Preparing for L(a)unch at The Elephant Café + Thai-inspired Tilapia Ceviche with Avocado, Pomelo & Roasted Peanuts
The pounds I gained on our foodie holiday in Ireland and England disappeared fast as a result of the speed with which I hit the ground running on my return to Livingstone.
When The Cook’s Cook magazine in the United States asked me to contribute a feature story to its GREAT OUTDOORS issue, I was unaware then that this commission — one that had followed many before it ̵
Chris and I have left the farm to travel to Ireland and England for a much-needed break. We’ll be eating our way around both countries, gathering inspiration as we travel from place to place.