Taste of TanzaniaSeptember 20, 2017 6:22 pm
It’s been over four years in the making. What started as a crazy idea with a few friends around a table at Papa’s, our on-campus restaurant and lodge, is coming fresh off the presses tomorrow and making its debut at our Tanzania Backyard Bash- our cookbook, Taste of Tanzania! Anyone who spends any time around me knows that I love to cook and host. For me, cooking is therapy. Cooking is about experimentation and finding new flavors, but most of all, cooking is about celebrating and being with the ones you love. As my grandmother, Mimi, taught me- you only live once, so you might as well enjoy it and do what you love, with the people you love. That’s how my grandparents lived their lives and that same mantra is what has made our organization what it is today.
Taste of Tanzania is a labor of love, featuring over 120 recipes from around the world, while simultaneously walking readers through some of my own family history, fun stories from our founding, and several pieces about who we are today. Also, the entire look of the book features the new look of our organization, having recently been through a rebrand. We hope this unusual cookbook is as much of a conversation starter as it is a guide to making some delicious dishes!
Taste of Tanzania has taken countless hours from our team in the US and Tanzania, the assistance of many photographers, and countless hours of devotion from our incredible volunteer graphic designer, the one and only- MK Edwards! I may or may not be biased, but I think this book could not be prettier. I would especially like to thank Amanda, Diana, and Travis for so willingly working overtime, who not only continued doing what they normally do to make JBFC great these past several months, but helped me make this cookbook a literary and artistic masterpiece!
They put up with my crazy ideas, my lack of attention to detail, and my overuse of commas, but never stopped helping to make this project happen. I could not be more grateful to everyone who has helped this dream become a reality, and I hope each and every one of you will experience the Taste of Tanzania!
Please help us spread the word, and consider giving this cookbook as a holiday gift this year! We will be traveling around Denver in the East Coast this fall, so make sure to check out our Facebook page for upcoming cookbook events in your area.
There is still time to buy tickets to our Tanzania Backyard Bash tomorrow evening. Purchase tickets in advance for easy check-in, or buy them at the door!
Taste of Tanzania will be sold at the Tanzania Backyard Bash for $40, or you can check out our website Friday, September 22nd, to learn how you can get a copy of our new cookbook through Amazon (online price is $45 and includes shipping).
This post was written by Mainsprings