According to the World wide web, Zambia is in southern Africa, and is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
VEGETABLES: There are a wide variety of vegetables that are consumed in Zambia, based on seasonal availability. Popular vegetables include ‘chibwabwa‘, which are pumpkin leaves, ‘katapa‘ sweet potato leaves, ‘bondwe‘ (a species of amaranthus), ‘impwa‘ (a species of eggplant), ‘lumanda‘ (a species of hibiscus), and okra, which is either fried or boiled.
CHIKANDA: This is commonly referred to as ‘African polony’, and it is entirely vegetarian. Made from wild orchid tubers, peanuts, chili, and baking soda, it is cooked until it has consistency, and is served either hot or cold.
FISH: Zambia has many water bodies that produce different types of fishes. Some of the most popular are kapenta (small sardine-type fish that are fried in oil, tomatoes, and onions), and Buka Buka, a species of Nile perch, and bream which is either grilled boiled or fried and served in gravy with nshima.
VITUMBUWA: Vitumbuwa or ‘fritters; are fried dough balls of flour, sugar, yeast, and water. They are commonly found at markets around Zambia and served in a newspaper. Vitumbuwa is a common tea snack.