- Exclusive chance to delve into Gambian culture
- Discover secrets of traditional cuisine from locals
- Learn about everyday Gambian life
Nothing helps you understand a destination better than exploring the local cuisine - after all, mealtimes are when people come together. This fun Gambia experience gives you the opportunity to go one better, not just sharing a meal with locals, but helping to prepare it also, including sourcing the ingredients from a local market beforehand. Typical dishes on the menu might include Yassa, with meat or fish, chilis and lime, or delicious Benachin rice. Learn traditional techniques from expert chefs, how to select the freshest ingredients, and typical accompaniments, as well as how Gambian meals unfold.
Before visiting the market, you’ll need to be wearing the correct attire, so an authentic Gambian outfit will be provided. After browsing the stalls and bartering for deals, you’ll return to the kitchen, set in a compound, to begin chopping, slicing and cooking under your chef’s instructions. At the end, your small group will come together as friends to share a feast and get to know each other. A perfect introduction to the Gambian lifestyle and to pick up some useful tips for your next dinner party.