Amagugu International Heritage Centre (AIHC) in association with African Food Revolution (AFR) will hold the 4th Amagugu Food Expo 2020 from April 9 to 11 to celebrate the annual Traditional Food and Beverages Expo.
The showcase seeks to preserve food as heritage and as an art at the same time promoting nutritious indigenous foods.
“Chef Mhle from South Africa and the United States of America-based Chef Njathi Kabuyi are some of the chefs who have been listed to provide African dishes at the Expo,” said the administrator, Quiet Dube. During the expo, the local community members will gather their yields to showcase the various foods in Matobo, the native dishes and their drought resilience skills.
What’s different from the previous edition?
Amagugu as the home of the African culture will this year fuse Western culture into the native culture in efforts to appeal to the ever-changing world of dishes.
“The 4th edition of the festivity will seek to modernise traditional food and also traditionalise modern food through the Euro-Afro centric dishes,” said Dube.
Amagugu will open its gates on the first day for the local community members to exhibit wild fruits, wild berries, traditional beverages and indigenous dishes. Companies will also showcase their products for both sale and marketing.
The second day will be an open day featuring displays by companies and organisations in the food and beverages value chains. The famous braai on rocks will take place on the same day.
“There will be competitions for chefs and their products will be then served during dinner and that means interested parties can then book tables.
“For those interested in sleeping over, we will be providing an outdoor tent experience,” said Dube.
The daily showcase of products for sale and advertising will take place from 9am to 5pm.