This photo comes to us from Isabelle Prondzynski (prondis_in_kenya).

Cooking chapati

She says, “Cooking chapati on a jiko. Laborious work!

The charcoal fired jiko drops its ashes below; the little door at the bottom regulates the heat if necessary. The chapatis are cooked on a thick iron griddle which spreads the heat evenly and is used only for this purpose.”

I say, “It looks delicious!”

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About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.