"I spent a few days with a tribe in Lwankia Village, Uganda. We shared a big meal that I helped prepare, unusual in part because men rarely help out in the kitchen. I think they made an exception for me because I am a mazungo (endearing local lingo for "white man"). Without electricity or refrigeration, cooking becomes a pretty creative process. Cooks often smoke and salt meat for weeks in order to preserve it. We feasted on braised goat, finger millet bread, rice, roasted grasshoppers and matoke, a mush made from plantains peeled and steamed in banana leaves over a fire. We ate everything with our hands, something I love to do."