A crash course in changing the world.
Indigenous foods have always had a special place in many African cultures. In 2010 when Alchemy first came calling, indigenous crops were under siege from exotic crops. Irish
potatoes had largely replaced the traditional root crops in many urban centers and also
among the rural communities. Vegetables such as pumpkins, local varieties of Amaranthus among many indigenous vegetables that were fast disappearing from the local markets and were being replaced with cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, egg-plant, exotic kales, and french beans among others. Grains such as simsim, indigenous beans, (known as chimande) and corn are being replaced fast with maize, some varieties of rice and other grains.
Ten year later, I am celebrating the success of Evoke Agents from Africa. Together we have:
I am sitting on a khanga in my backyard drinking traditional beer made from fermented millet grains. A VAT of this same beer is on its way to Alchemy's secret location.