Call to protect & promote our indigenous food

Commenting on my analysis in which I used the changing composition of atap, the staple food of Iteso, the fifth largest first nation of Uganda, to demonstrate how Iteso food is being degraded readers of this website commented thus: “Thanks for highlighting articulately the importance of indigenous foods in our diets. Socio-cultural change must be… Continue reading Call to protect & promote our indigenous food

Iteso Food Degraded – Atap Composition

There is evidence that ‘Urban-slumitisation’ of Iteso villages, which is done in the name of “development” or “modernization” and which has stealthily changed the way in which land and food crops are utilized, has significantly contributed to degrading the composition of atap. Atap of millet. Atap, often mistranslated as millet bread, is the staple food… Continue reading Iteso Food Degraded – Atap Composition

Food and manners

A couple of days ago, I posted a picture of my homemade supper on face book with the following description: Atap (sorghum and cassava meal) and akiring (smoked beef) na esudud (in groundnuts sauce) cooked Teso style. Supper is ready. The response was amazing and generally of affirmation from Iteso (the people) that are living… Continue reading Food and manners

Akiring n’ebaga (Christmas meat) in Teso – Part I

Christmas without beef is not Christmas among us Iteso. You may not have beef throughout the year, but at Christmas it is not acceptable not to have beef. Within Iteso rural classes, in fact, if you have no beef at Christmas you are among the absolute poorest of the poor. It is a shame on… Continue reading Akiring n’ebaga (Christmas meat) in Teso – Part I