I have no idea if this is the right place for this thread. Nicko welcomed me and mentioned that my experience in safari cooking might make for interesting discussions somewhere on the forum. I could write pages and pages of my experiences in Africa as a cook, but just wanted to start off by telling you about my last job before I left Africa to come to Europe. My (ex) husband and I were the "on the ground" part of a the team that were building a luxury tented safari camp in northern Mozambique (Niassa Province). We arrived on site and I immediately asked two of the building labourers to come and help me start the kitchen and train them to become cooks. The first thing we did was look for the correct "mud" which we used to create bricks which were used to build the best oven I have ever cooked in.
I have a photo of the oven to attach, but can't for some reason.
Living and cooking in that environment was interesting. Supplies were brought in by plane after we had made a rough airstrip. So using 00 flour for dough for pasta and pizzas was not an option. Flour is flour, and it's amazing what you can produce when you don't have choices!
I would love to see the recipes some of you use when out camping for things like pot bread and rolls.
I started growing my own herbs and vegetables, and elephants do not like chillies! We eventually grew a "border" of chillie bushes around the veg patch. It sort of helped keep out the ele's and antelope.
I will write more about my experiences another time.