Fast Food

How Global Food Prices Led to the Rise of Fast Food

With Western convenience, of course, comes high levels of fat, sugar, and salt.
Nick Rose

Meet the Man Kenyans Call 'Mr. Rabbit'

With no personal wealth or degrees beyond a basic high school education, Moses Mutua has managed to create a market for rabbit meat—a once unknown commodity in Kenya—and to control virtually all of it.
Diana Hubbell

Mutura Is a Blood-Soaked Kenyan Delicacy

Mutura is Kenya’s traditional blood sausage, made with fresh blood and a blend of ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro, and fistfuls of lethal piri-piri chilies.
Diana Hubbell

These Artisanal Cheese Producers Are Making a Difference in Kenya

Brown's Cheese started as an exercise in independence 35 years ago, and now it's one of the only artisanal cheesemaking operations in East Africa, churning out mascarpone, feta, cheddar, Camembert, Brie, halloumi, Parmesan, and more.
Diana Hubbell

Watch a Kenyan Official Almost Blow Himself Up with 10 Tons of Bootleg Liquor

Reminder: Alcohol plus fire equals boom. A Kenyan governor learned the hard way that blowing up liquor will get you more bang than you bargained for.
Munchies Staff

This Man Hopes His Peanut Sheller Can End World Hunger

When Jock Brandis noticed that women in Africa had bloodied fingers from hours of laborious peanut-shelling, he visualized a solution. And it worked.
Shawna Kenney

Scientists Are Defending Africa's Goat Milk Supply with a Groundbreaking Vaccine

Canadian scientists are working on new vaccine will eradicate five kinds of devastating diseases in African livestock before they spread to other countries.
Karon Liu

A Proper Maasai Wedding Starts with a Cup of Fresh Cow's Blood

On the morning of my friend's wedding in Nairobi, I watched as Maasai tribesmen wrestled a steer to the ground and slit its throat. It would become the centerpiece of the wedding feast, but not before we drank its blood.
Aaron Kase

The UK Khat Ban Is Impacting African Farmers

Last year, I had the chance to visit a khat farm in Kenya—a peaceful place most of the time—where the khat was bundled into high-speed pickup trucks and driven into Nairobi for international distribution. But at midnight last Tuesday, the edible herb...
Alex Chitty