Of Fathers Day & Big ‘ol African Meat Platters! Featured

Written by  Wilbert Chaniwa

Well, whichever weekend you celebrate father’s day in the world, please make sure you show that father figure in your life that you love them and there is no better way to show that through food. In Africa they say there is no better way to show how much you love a man than through the meal that you prepare for him.

 Men are different from women in all kinds of ways -- including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, and more. A survey and study was done by Dr Christine Gerbstadt and it was noted that there are 10 foods that can boost a man’s health. These are Oysters, Bananas, Fatty Fish, Brocolli, Nuts, Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, Soya Beans, Berries or Cherries and Red or Orange Vegetables.

Dating back to the prehistoric ages, men have always been hunters of meat and because of their physical requirements they tend to have much larger portions of everything they eat. African Men in general do not have a history of eating healthy and are accustomed to large Carbohydrate and Protein portions. Men in general eat more than women do. African Men love food! Men just love it when the ones they love can surprise them with some delicious smelling something in the kitchen, especially when it’s a new or favourite recipe. African men love good food, with, beef, BBQ Ribs, chicken and what have you. Most African men even know how to cook and can do it very well!

It reminds me of the perfect place I visited some years back in Nairobi Kenya called The Carnivore. It’s the perfect place for any man to be this father’s day. The Carnivore is considered ‘Africa's Greatest Eating Experience'. Every type of meat imaginable including a selection of exotic meat is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. http://www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore/.

If you’re going to be at home though, then I suggest you throw a huge barbecue with lots of meat. He will definitely love it. As a Chef I can tell you the key to a successful African barbecue are three key elements:
Flavour Control – Make sure you marinade the meat in a tasty and seasoned marinade for at least 1 hour but the longer the better. I usually like to leave it overnight
Temperature Control - the secret of not burning your meat is to not put it directly on the flame. It needs to cook slowly to ensure the middle part is cooked
Quality Control – allow the meat to rest for some minutes and serve hot and fresh. There is nothing as bad as dry cold barbecued meat
Any meat in your local area will do from chicken, boerewors, warthog, pork, bush meat, tripe the list is endless. But make sure you tantalize the man in your life with a Prehistoric good old African Meat Platter. It’s surely the quickest way to his heart.

Tasty Regards

Chef Wila – For eatout.co.zw

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