Thank you Edrine for your blog. We were all very impressed to read it. You asked three questions and over the coming days we will attempt to answer them all.
1. In Uganda, we have our traditional foods according to locality and tribes, What foods are commonly used by the people around and in Liss community?
There is no specific food that is eaten just in Liss or in the county of Hampshire, but there are some foods that are commonly grown in Hampshire. Watercress and asparagus are two vegetables that are grown in large quantities each year. Strawberries are a fruit that is also commonly grown; many of the teachers and children at Liss Junior have strawberry plants in their gardens. Do you grow asparagus, watercress and strawberries in Uganda?
2. In some traditions, people here eat specific foods according to time of the day, What foods do you eat at lunch time and specify foods mainly eaten for supper?
The children will post their answers here soon.
3. Chips and fish were Yowasi’s favourite food when he was in England, this was because his cultural food is Fish and millet bread. Could there be one of the teachers in Liss whose tradition has got a cultural food? And what could it be?
It was noticed that Yowasi enjoyed fish and chips when he was in England; he ate enough of them. In the UK we coat the fish in a batter made from beer and flour and then deep fry the fish. The chips are also deep fried in sunflower or vegetable oil. It is seen as a typically British meal.
Other meals that are seen as typically British are the roast dinners that we would normally eat on a Sunday lunchtime. Most of these dinners are served with roast potatoes, carrots and peas, but we may also use such vegetables as diverse as parsnips, broccoli and cauliflower. Some people eat roast chicken, others eat roast pork (the skin or ‘crackling’ as it’s known is seen as a real treat) while the most popular is roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding is made out of flower, eggs and milk and is cooked in the hot fat from the beef fat or ‘dripping’ as we call it. Roast lamb is another popular dish. This is sometimes served with mint sauce, a sauce made from the herb mint and vinegar.
British people often have puddings after a meal. At the moment we are close to the harvest so there is lots of fruit ready to be picked. A particular favourite of many people (including Mr Stanley) is apple crumble. This is made by peeling and chopping cooking apples and placing them in a baking dish. The apples are then covered in a crust made from flour, butter, sugar and oats and baked in an oven for about 45 minutes. Apple crumble is usually served with cream or ice cream.