Presentation on theme: "Swahili People Language: Ki-Swahili – Arab word meaning coast – Arabic alphabet African and Arab culture Islamic – Food – Clothing – Lifestyle."— Presentation transcript:
Swahili People Language: Ki-Swahili – Arab word meaning coast – Arabic alphabet African and Arab culture Islamic – Food – Clothing – Lifestyle
The Lion King and Ki-Swahili Hakuna Matata: no worries Pumbaa: careless Simba: lion Rafiki: friend Nala: gift
Dining Etiquette Eldest male eats first Beverages are not served with meals Finish everything on plate
Influences African Arabic(Middle Eastern) Indian
Popular foods: Pilau Pilau - rice cooked as rice pilaf, vegetables, and meat flavored with Indian spices. It has been spread across Africa by the Arabs, and was brought by enslaved Africans to the Americas.
Wali Wali - rice boiled in coconut milk. Along the Kenyan coast, wali is a popular meal in the Swahili culture. Palm trees are grown all across Kenya's coastline and fresh coconut is always readily available.
KASHATA Kashata can be seen to include both peanuts and coconut both flavor principals of this culture. Since both coconut and peanuts grow natively to the region it can be seen that the combination of these two foods with sugar create a satisfying sweet treat.
When, Where, Why and by Who? When: snack, dessert Where: Eastern Africa – Somalia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Mozambique, Madagascar Why: dessert food of Ramadan By who: prepared for children, occasionally for adults
Flavor Principle Another aspect to take into account when discussing flavor principles is the culture itself. (monkeydish.com) Kashata is a simple recipe Snack foods and desserts dont incorporate the kind of base that is found in regular meals Coconut milk is widely used in East Africa; specific to coastal region – Cow milk is rare
Why is Kashata a Slow Food? Slow Food USA: Good, Clean and Fair (slowfoodusa.org) Slow food aims to be everything fast food is not –USA Today Natural Recipe consists of natural and plant-based ingredients – Sugar – Coconut – Peanuts – Oil – Cinnamon – Salt (optional)