The Kinky Green

Nsima is the only food

Posted in Peace Corps Adventures by Joy on March 16, 2013
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Zambia is not a food culture. When only 35% of folks always have enough food to & 45% of kids under 5 are chronically malnourished, you eat the food you get, happy your belly is full. Nsima goes a long way to filling it. It’s made of ground corn & flour (cassava, in places) & cooked to the consistency of very firm grits/polenta. You grab a bit with your right hand, roll it around, & use it to scoop up the “re lish” (anything else) being served. If you aren’t eating nsima, you aren’t eating.