It’s not every day that you’re served up the perfect excuse to indulge in numerous chocolatey treats as “research” which, to be honest, was either the best or worst thing that happened to us at EatOut this month.
Now I must warn you, if you’re on some kind of diet or claim to not have a sweet tooth, you may feel a little different after this edition of Yummy. When our Editor, Wendy Watta, first announced that we were all required to think of nothing but chocolate for a month, the team took that order very seriously! It’s not every day that you’re served up the perfect excuse to indulge in numerous chocolatey treats as “research” which, to be honest, was either the best or worst thing that happened to us at EatOut this month (glances down at waist line!)
I have personally come to terms with the fact that I am a notorious chocoholic. My most recent chocolate escapades include an ongoing affair with Galaxy Ice Cream, usually purchased and devoured on my way home from work. It’s a futile battle to not give in to eating the whole damn dairy milk slab! Chocolate is like the unassuming diva of ingredients, often playing the starring role in many of life’s moments. Birthday celebrations, cheesy teenage dates, epic break ups and my favorite: that tear-jerking moment when you reunite with a relative returning from their travels with a crisp, white, duty-free bag filled with jewel coloured Quality Street chocolates in hand!
This month, you’ll definitely discover a newfound appreciation for this confectionery starting with Katy Fentress’ in-depth look into the world of chocolate right from bean to bar on page 27. We step up our dessert game from page 31, mapping out the ultimate chocolate desserts around Nairobi, from Sierra Lounge’s sinfully moist chocolate stout cake to Chef Anton’s delicate French creations at dusitD2. For you home cooks, this month’s recipe section featuring Kenyan food bloggers is something else! With that said, Charity Keita gently reminds us that sometimes the best dishes are the ones where you toss out the recipe and depend on your innate ability to create delicious meals, even when faced with the decision to incorporate cocoa powder into a savory dish. Flip over to page 16 for more.
Finally for you strange few that need a break from the chocolate overload, we of course have our monthly staples including the travel column on page 50, which takes us to the lake shores of Kisumu for some wholesome fishy goodness. We also look at a couple of new spots on the culinary scene including Roast, the latest addition to the Carnivore Group, offering perfectly char grilled meat from The Hub in Karen. Finally, because we love to treat you, do write in and tell us what you think of Yummy for a chance to win a dinner for two worth Ksh 7,000 at Artisan Sankara on page 7.