The variety of vegetables in Africa, and the seasons they are found in are the focus of this programme. Cooking wild spinach in onion and tomato sauce and serving it with the local staple food, sadza. In this segment, the Chef also shows how sadza is made.
The preparation of pumpkin leaves and how to cook them. The segment also discusses cooking a pumpkin pie.
Cooking wild spinach in peanut butter sauce and serving it with sadza. We also go out into the forest to pick wild mushrooms.
The African Food Adventure is a 13-part cookery series in which the host, Roger, travels through the scenic backdrop of wild and urban Africa. On his adventure, he learns a variety of ways to prepare game meat and other rare delicacies of African cuisine. Roger also challenges viewers to try preparing some of these ‘unthinkable’ dishes.
In each of the three-segment episodes, a chef prepares a meal of his choice, explaining every step to the host, who translates and simplifies some of the vernacular languages into English. Each episode begins with a naturistic background to whatever dish is being cooked. For instance, if a crocodile is being cooked, viewers are given general information about the reptile and the edible and most palatable parts of its anatomy.
The second segment allows the viewer a glimpse of scenery and adventure before settling down to a step by step routine of the chef of the day’s culinary expertise.
The third segment concludes the show with randomly picked tasters, who are either food buffs or just trying something new and different, tasting the dish.
The African Food Adventure seeks to promote Southern African cuisine to the world in readiness for the 2010 soccer World Cup scheduled for South Africa.