Beaming with a smile, and with a blue colourful 'chitenge' (wrapper) tied around her waist, she takes some 'mealie meal
' (maize flour) from a sachet and sprinkles it into a boiling water while briskly stirring it with a cooking stick to make it thicker.
Beaming with a smile, and with a blue colourful chitenge(wrapper) tied around her waist, she takes some mealie meal
(maize flour) from a sachet and sprinkles it into a boiling water while briskly stirring it with a cooking stick to make it thicker.
'The suspect left the van and escaped, leaving the vehicle loaded with groceries, comprising of bags of samp, mealie meal
, meat and vegetables,' he said.
It is almost the same price as maize meal (mealie meal
being 5c more expensive per serving); and is significantly less expensive than pasta, with a R1.68 differential.
Similar to carp anglers, serious dough fishermen have devised "secret" recipes incorporating such flavourings as curry powder, molasses and even beer, adding them to a stiff mixture of mealie meal
, fish pellets and/or animal feed blocks.
Cook that the price of mealie meal
rose every day but her pay remained the same.
Mumba," a woman in one of Lusaka's large shanty compounds (slums) expresses her complaints about recent increases in many basic food commodities in local markets: "mealie meal
" (corn meal), beans, cooking oil, sugar, kapenta (small fish).
A staple food for the poorest Zimbabwean is mealie meal
- bags of corn that can be boiled up into porridge or stews.
Supplementary feeding - Mealie meal
flour (Corn meal) will be used to make tshima, a stiff, heavy porridge and the main staple of the Zambian diet.
A teacher friend called one morning to find her kitchen full of women--some collecting mealie meal
or paraffin or vegetables, others who had come for second-hand clothing or simply for counselling.
We condone this as long as he provides financially, and we ask our sisters and daughters "is he not still buying mealie meal
? Is he not coming back home at night?" But we don't go further and say "you are standing a risk of contracting HIV and Aids."
Meanwhile, a critical shortage of the country's staple food -- maize -- has drastically pushed up the price of mealie meal
by nearly 100% -- from K25,000 for a 25kg bag to K48,000.