Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) researcher Nina Furstenau (Program Director, Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri) has developed a cookbook about the women in Rotanda, Mozambique and their favorite recipes. The book introduces Mozambique families to new soy-enhanced dishes while connecting on a personal level.
Tasty! Mozambique features stories of the women of Rotanda, Mozambique talking about their culture, their favorite recipes and how they nourish and support their families. It offers a look into Mozambican culture that celebrates their traditions, lives and history through the lens of their local cuisine.
Furstenau traveled to Mozambique with photographer Allison Smythe to interview women in Rotanda, record their stories and take photographs and video of them preparing their soy-enhanced local dishes. The final book offers a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step pictorial instructions on how to create their soy-enhanced recipes, which can be used with low-literacy communities.
Recipe cards were also be developed for each recipe in the book and include pictures with easy to follow instructions for use in rural villages with limited literacy skills.