Miriam Kinunda is the author of the number one Tanzanian cookbook; Taste of Tanzania: Modern Swahili Recipes For The West.
She has been posting recipes online since 2004. She was the first Tanzanian to have a website dedicated to Tanzanian food.
Miriam Kinunda loves to cook and entertain, and happily for the rest of us, she loves to share her recipes, especially those from her native Tanzania. Her cookbook, Taste of Tanzania: Modern Swahili Recipes for the West, available now at Nashona.com , Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com, is an easy-to-use cooking guide filled with tangy dishes that highlight the spices that make Tanzanian cuisine special is the use of coconut, cardamom, garlic, saffron, turmeric, and pilau masala, a unique mix of black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin used in many rice and stew recipes.
Miriam’s blogs on www.miriamkinunda.com and www.tasteofTanzania.com contain additional details and recipes.
A native of Tanzania presently living in the United States, Miriam Kinunda has lived in Kenya, Canada, Spain, and South Africa and traveled extensively in East Africa – Rwanda and Uganda. Wherever she travels, she gathers new recipes. Her favorites are East African Shrimp with coconut sauce and ugali, West African jollof rice, Ethiopian Injera and doro war sauce.
African cuisine, Miriam says, varies from country to country. East African recipes, for example, embrace the food of the many cultures that colonized them – Indian, Portuguese, Arab and English. North Africa mixes African and Arab cuisine. South Africa combines European and African cooking.
- She is fluent in Swahili and English. Her first Language is Swahili
- In 2007 she earned M.S of Information Technology. She loves to design and to develop websites and anything Technology
- She writes Web-developing tutorials online.
- She was born in Dar – Es – Salaam, Tanzania.
- Her late father was a Mathematician /Educator, retired from UNICEF / UNESCO where he worked for over ten years, as Education Advisor for East, Central, and Southern African Countries; he was born in Mbinga District (Matengo tribe), and her Mother (a retired Primary School English and Math teacher), is from Songea (Ngoni tribe); both parents are from Ruvuma Region, Southern Tanzania.
- Miriam is a proud single mother of one creative teenage girl.
- When she is outside her home, she is an extrovert. Once she is at her home, she is introvert; she does not like phone calls, or disturbance from outside. She only likes texting.
- Miriam’s hobbies are, cooking, sewing, upholstery, refurnish furniture, drawing flowers, reading, writing, Web Design/developing, Technical writing and more to do with Information Technology.