Post Tagged with: "cooking"

Palm Fruit Soup from the Gambia

Meals are often more flavorful and fresh in the developing world where ingredients are sourced locally and additives and preservatives aren’t much of an option. During the course of my recent assignment in The Gambia, I not only tasted the local food but also was able to document its creation. For the everyday meal here, cooking is an event, an art, a sacred ritual. It’s labor intensive and nothing is ever wasted. Why would you want to toss out food when you put so much effort into making it? This cooking demonstration, hosted by teenage girls Fatoumatta and Bintou, was created as part of ChildFund’s Food Waste Challenge. Grab your mortar, pestle, and if you can find it, some palm fruit, to follow along at home.

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Taste of Zambia

Here’s my take on Tasty, shot for ChildFund International to highlight all the work that goes into the preparation of a meal for many in Sub-Saharan Africa. This was a lot of fun to shoot. Production shots follow.

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Seeing My Wild Side

My passion is to tell people’s stories. Sometimes, however, I find myself in places of incredible natural beauty where creatures other than humans make their dwelling.  Already this year I’ve had no shortage of close encounters with the animal kingdom. The footage above and a few of the photographs below were taken as part of an assignment for Millennium Challenge Corporation to illustrate the aid agency’s economic and tourism development programs in Namibia’s Etosha National Park.  Other photographs were taken during a family vacation in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, some while on my honeymoon in Mauritius, and others still while shooting out of a moving vehicle during an assignment in Tanzania. Above, the mighty Nile River squeezes itself into a 23 foot gap of surging water at Murchison Falls. Above is Chamarel Waterfall in Mauritius; below are Namibia’s Etendeka Mountains as viewed from the Grootberg Lodge. On a[…]

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