I had a lovely dialogue on what African Food means with Tapiwa Guzha, Founder of Tapi Tapi. Learn more about the overlooked Heritage of African people through food and engage in his mission to ensure the continent gains its identity as a people with a great heritage to share and that the continent already shares with the world.
The next time you have a water melon or drink coffee or even some of the acclaimed western food – you might be connecting with the African Heritage which was transferred to the world during the 16th – 19th century.
Now “Tapi Tapi” – what is that really ?
A Bantu ideophone (nyaudzosingwi) that means sweet sweet (akin to yum yum).
It’s a playful and nostalgic phrase that appears in several Zimbabwean pop cultural contexts including music.
“In part, Tapi Tapi is focused on rehabilitating the self-esteem of people from the continent about our food practices, as well as our culture and beliefs. I use food because it’s universal, people need to eat.
So it’s a nice tool to to get people to listen” Have fun learning about African food with us on Seesano- Made in Africa.
Tapi Tapi, kutapira!