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Matooke- an irresistible delicacy

July 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm


No meal in Cultural Buganda would be complete without matooke. In fact, the Baganda are so taken up with the word “emere” (food being the transliteration) means matooke. To be invited to somebody’s home in Buganda or western Uganda and be served pasta, rice and Irish as a staple is downright frowned upon and considered near unorthodoxy. Only the Baganda conjure up the idea of giving matooke names and it is commonplace for the matooke vendors to refer to different varieties of matooke with names such as nandigobe, moussakala, kibuzzi, nakyinkyike, and nakitembe.

Join Rosemary as she fondly recalls her paternal grandmother who would never tire of eating matooke for breakfast in the form of “Gwolu” (cold leftover from the previous night served at breakfast). She will prepare for us Lunch, steamed and mashed. And maybe “katogo” form, with a few fingers of matooke, onions, tomatoes, salt, water and ghee for breakfast the next day!

What to Expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kampala with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kampala. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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