Where Does Your Food Come From?

Eating dinner the other night, I noticed something curious about our salsa. It made me smile as I was reminded what a very diverse city this is, and how most of our food is imported.

Salsa, Pickles, and Honey. No, we didn’t eat them all together, but they were all purchased right here in Lilongwe. Let’s take a look at them…

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First up, Old El Paso Salsa. This guy is far from home! Malawi is a long way from El Paso, but please note, he’s not from El Paso. He’s really from Australia.

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The pickles also came quite a distance. I don’t think I’ve ever had pickles from China, and I’m not so sure that I’m excited about cucumbers pickled in soy sauce. We are extreme pickle fans though, so we’ll certainly give them a try.

Mzuzu honey is about as local as you can get. We have wondered though – is there any caffeine in honey that comes from coffee plants? And, if Matt eats this honey for long enough, will he develop a taste for coffee? =)

Bon Appetit!

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