On the road, we so rarely had the opportunity to grab a takeaway, that we took advantage when we could.
Same for restaurants, we didn't encounter many, but we certainly enjoyed the few we did! In Namibia, you could rarely order as you sat down, you always had to order your meal at least 4 hours in advance.
The most important and special part of the day was our nightly home cooked dinner, which usually consisted of rice mixed with spices. When we were lucky enough to have some, we mixed in some "soya" beef for proteins. We also ate pasta on occasion, which was a nice change in our menu. The dinner was religiously followed by tea & cookies, which I don't think we missed once in 13 weeks!
We were sometimes fortunate enough to find a good home cooked dinner, which was the best suprise we could hope for in a day.
Appelstrudels are a real specialty in Namibia! The best in Africa!
Lunches were spent mostly on the roadside, and we sometimes (very rarely) had the great LUXURY of a table and some type of bench to sit on.
Eating Mopane worms (sundried and then fried), takes just like chicken (not really...but that's what I was expected to say). Other "exotic" local meats that we (knowingly) ate were: Ostrich, crocodile, zebra, kudu, springbok, oryx, and oxtail.
Drying spices on a rooftop.
Typical roadside lunch: bikes leaned together, sitting in the dirt, peanut butter and jelly sandwich in one hand, biltong (dried kudu meat, just like beef jerkey) in the other, and dried fruits for dessert.
Zambia was a nice change from the deserts of Namibia, it was pleasant to find fruits and veggies along the road to snack on.
Zambia's main meal - 3 times a day, 7 days a week: Nshima is a thick dough-like substance made from maize flour. We usually had it with sometype of relish, and pieces of beef, it was quite filling!
Markets were nice to stroll around, and cheaper than stores.
On sale: dried fishes (Kapenta) from lake Kariba, nuts, spices and worms.
Making the regional staple (nshima) in a potje, a traditionnal three-legged iron pot placed directly on the fire.