Recently, I was lucky enough to have a few guests in Madibira. They came to use my meat grinder. The meat grinder was left in the house by the previous volunteer and due to my lack of skills in the kitchen, hadn’t been used since my arrival. Since meat grinders are a little expensive, not too many volunteers have them, and my neighboring volunteers thought it to be somewhat of a travesty that mine had been so neglected.
Being the awesome guests that they are, they brought all the ingredients in from Mafinga. We arrived at a problem, however. They bought the meat on Friday and by Saturday evening when we wanted to cook it, it was pretty stank-y. A bunch of my students were over watching us, looking at us like we were crazy for even thinking about eating that meat. We had been planning this for so long and had already ground it, so we decided it couldn’t hurt to at least try and cook them to see how they tasted…and they tasted wonderful!! My stomach wasn’t too happy the next day, but it was well worth it. Tasted just like ‘merica.