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one_armed_chef

The One Armed Chef Love, Life and Cooking!
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By chance found this wonderful middle eastern store in geneva today. it’s called lyzamir and has an incredible selection of herbs, spices and teas! did some stocking up 😀 #herbs #spices #middleeast #arabic #lyzamir #geneva

comment 4 star 275 Yesterday

Full on dickensian supper! raised game pie, lots of piccalilli and watercress 🥧😀 (and some good 🍷) been researching old british recipes recently, exploring the idea of tastes of home, tradition and heritage. and recipes don’t get much more traditional (or grand!) as this. a raised game pie! 🥧 hot water pastry incasing pigeon, guinea fowl, pork, brandy soaked prunes and pistachios. i particularly liked the idea of using a cinnamon stick as a chimney to release steam! not the kind of thing i’d normally cook but was a fun challenge and tastes pretty good too 😀 #raisedgamepie #pie #hotwaterpastry #traditionalrecipe #pigeon #prunes #pork #pistachio #mace #cinamon #port #sunday #sundaysupper #dickens

comment 2 star 313 5 days ago

Been researching old british recipes recently, exploring the idea of tastes of home, tradition and heritage. and recipes don’t get much more traditional (or grand!) as this. a raised game pie! 🥧 hot water pastry incasing pigeon, guinea fowl, pork, brandy soaked prunes and pistachios. i particularly liked the idea of using a cinnamon stick as a chimney to release steam! not the kind of thing i’d normally cook but was a fun challenge and tastes pretty good too 😀 #raisedgamepie #pie #hotwaterpastry #traditionalrecipe #pigeon #prunes #pork #pistachio #mace #cinamon #port

comment 12 star 464 5 days ago

Spent yesterday cooking up a storm with this incredible lady. olive!

in over a decade of documenting the impact of war on civilians i don’t think i’ve ever heard a story like olive’s. two days after meeting her, i’m still trying to process it. the most incredible woman she told me her story of horror, loss, survival, suffering, redemption and forgiveness (in that order!). tomorrow i head home full of stories and will start to write them, though i don’t think i’ll ever do olive’s justice.
in case you hadn’t noticed i’m a little overwhelmed.
i think we also saw a little of ourselves in each other. we struck up a friendship and are now firmly brother and sister (i did call her aunt but she corrected me!!). when i left i said “because of your story i leave stronger than when i arrived” and i meant it.

#survival #strength #resilience #cookingwithlove #sharingfood #love #life #cooking #chicken #rice #tomatoes #potatoes #chips #party #onearmedchef

comment 11 star 394 2 weeks ago

Couldn’t get over the vibrancy of these tomatoes today. picked in the garden, peeled and ready for the pot.
#kigali #rwanda #tomatoes #fresh #freshproduce #fromthegarden #cooking #onearmedchef

comment 4 star 354 2 weeks ago

This was a great lesson in how simple things really are the best.
victorine cooked me some potatoes from her garden. she cooked them in the same way you would rice. she washed them, then carefully arranged them in a p*t before adding a little water, sealing with a banana leaf and cooking over an open fire.
rutsiro province in rwanda is so fertile - the potatoes were as good as any jersey royals and cooking them this way makes them very fluffy!
simple as it gets. delicious as it gets!
#potatoes #simple #simplecooking #steamedpotatoes #bannanaleaf #rwanda #rutsiro

comment 1 star 368 2 weeks ago

This was a great lesson in how simple things really are the best.
victorine cooked me some potatoes from her garden. she cooked them in the same way you would rice. she washed them, then carefully arranged them in a p*t before adding a little water, sealing with a banana leaf and cooking over an open fire.
rutsiro province in rwanda is so fertile - the potatoes were as good as any jersey royals and cooking them this way makes them very fluffy!
simple as it gets. delicious as it gets!
#potatoes #simple #simplecooking #steamedpotatoes #bannanaleaf #rwanda #rutsiro

comment 8 star 233 2 weeks ago

This was a great lesson in how simple things really are the best.
victorine cooked me some potatoes from her garden. she cooked them in the same way you would rice. she washed them, then carefully arranged them in a p*t before adding a little water, sealing with a banana leaf and cooking over an open fire.
rutsiro province in rwanda is so fertile - the potatoes were as good as any jersey royals and cooking them this way makes them very fluffy!
simple as it gets. delicious as it gets!
#potatoes #simple #simplecooking #steamedpotatoes #bannanaleaf #rwanda #rutsiro

comment 1 star 181 2 weeks ago

Beans drying in the sun.
rutsiro, rwanda
#beans #rwanda

comment 3 star 413 3 weeks ago

Sweet corn
rutsiro, rwanda 🌽 🇷🇼 #sweetcorn #rwanda

comment 6 star 384 3 weeks ago

Before i leave entebbe, one last chance to have a mandazi. a swahili fried bread, it’s like a dense doughnut.
really good! and i’ve eaten too many these past weeks! 🍩 🍩 🍩
especially the ones made by michael at his stand near where i was staying.
and before you ask. a rolex? it’s another great ugandan street food - omelette and vegetables wrapped in a chapati 😀
#uganda #streetfood #mandazi #rolex #friedbread #doughnut #onearmedchef #travel #food

comment 3 star 275 3 weeks ago

This is food at its most basic.
a handful of beans cooked over wood to feed a family of four.
each day you wake up and sort the beans. you cook the beans. you eat the beans.
if you are lucky this happens twice a day. most days it’s just once.
the rest of the time you sit by your tent in what shade you can find. you dream of home and the hope that peace will come. if peace comes you can return home and plant vegetables again. your children can go back to school.
until then you wait till tomorrow and the next handful of beans.
this is life at its most basic.
this is survival. .

and this is why no matter what i’ve been through or may have to endure, i’ll always see myself as lucky and grateful for all i have. - omugo refugee camp, 2018
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#southsudan #tefugee #uganda #life #survival
@legacy_of_war @humanityinclusionuk @geneva_academy

comment 6 star 441 4 weeks ago