While eating your way through a country is always the best way to travel, there’s also so much value in learning how to cook the delicacies you enjoy while you’re in a country. Which is why, as a way of sharing its love of food with its guests, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort has introduced Anantara’s Spice Spoons, a cooking school that teaches people about traditional Mozambican cuisine!
The resort’s Spice Spoons culinary school aims to teach foodies from around the globe about truly authentic Mozambican flavours, spices, and preparation and cooking techniques. It focuses on highlighting vibrant flavours from both Mozambique’s Portuguese heritage and African island life through learning from personal, passionate chefs to perfect everyday local dishes.
Learn the basics of cooking techniques as well as how to select the best fresh produce, enhance techniques and attend informative masterclasses. Guests will be taught how to craft traditional genuine Mozambican dishes with step-by-step guidance from a trained chef.
A firm favourite is the Prawn Matapa prepared with peanuts and cassava leaves, and cooked in coconut milk with crab or shrimp. Another local delicacy is piri-piri chicken made with succulent chicken pieces cooked in a lemon, garlic and perfectly balanced spicy sauce. All meals are carefully paired with carefully chosen local drinks for a full flavour explosion.