Taste of Tennessee

When in Tennessee, do as Tennesseans do: slather a slice of country ham in red-eye gravy, throw back a glass of Jack Daniel’s or dig into a plate of Memphis dry-rub barbecue.

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Woman walks along the ocean road

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Located in East Africa, Mozambique is nestled against the Indian Ocean and is home to 23 million people. 960 1280

  

Women dancing in Mozambique Africa

Women dancing in Mozambique Africa

The traditions and colors of Mozambique are some of the prettiest in Africa. 960 1280

  

Coconut milk dish in Mozambique Africa

Coconut milk dish in Mozambique Africa

Coconut milk is a staple item used in several Mozambican dishes that have origins not only in Africa but in Brazil, India and Asia. 960 1280

  

giant crayfish in Mozambique Africa

giant crayfish in Mozambique Africa

There is an abundance of seafood along the coast (pictured here: giant crayfish). Unfortunately, not everyone has the money to transport the seafood to the interior. The cost of refrigeration and transportation is so high that much of the colorful and delicious seafood is mainly available in restaurants along the coast. 960 1280

  

Giant prawns in Mozambique Africa

Giant prawns in Mozambique Africa

Giant prawns are a popular dish -- basted with butter and grilled to perfection. 960 1280

  

tiger prawns and maze in Mozambique Africa

tiger prawns and maze in Mozambique Africa

A popular local dish: tiger prawns and a staple made from ground maze, which resembles the West's popular Southern dish of shrimp and grits. 960 1280

  

Peri Peri grilled chicken in Mozambique Africa

Peri Peri grilled chicken in Mozambique Africa

The famous Peri Peri grilled chicken is smothered in the popular Peri Peri sauce. On a recent trip to Mozambique, Tony Bourdain found himself savoring each bite.
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Peri Peri pepper and sauce

Peri Peri pepper and sauce

A close-up of the Peri Peri pepper (left), which is the main ingredient in the Peri Peri sauce that also consists of peanut oil, tomato, minced garlic and lemon juice (right). 960 1280

  

Statue of Vasco da Gama in Mozambique Africa

Statue of Vasco da Gama in Mozambique Africa

Vasco da Gama arrived in Mozambique in 1498 in search of the spice route to Indian. 960 1280

  

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Ship Graveyard on Beira in Mozambique Africa

Beira, Mozambique -- worth a visit, even if just to see the massive beached ships. 960 1280

  

People on beach promenade in Maputo Mozambique Africa

People on beach promenade in Maputo Mozambique Africa

Marginal (beach promenade), located in Maputo (Mozambique’s capitol and largest city) is a popular place after work and school to hang-out with friends and grab a bite to eat. 960 1280

  

This is squid and prawn --a dish on the menu at Delaire Graff Estate’s Indochine Restaurant-- made with saffron tapioca pearls, chorizo, oven-dried peppers and fine beans.

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Green apple cloud is made with apple sorbet, almond cake and crumbs, at Cape Town’s Azure Restaurant. 960 1280

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Springbok carpaccio is a type of antelope served at Moyo Restaurant in Durban. 960 1280

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Try this Mozambique platter with a whole chicken and 12 prawns at Braza in St. Lucia. 960 1280

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The Delaire Graff Estate’s Indochine Restaurant serves this tasty rabbit terrine with pickled carrots, verjuice, mustard fritters and celeriac remoulade. 960 1280

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This is traditional braai --with steak, Sausage, and mealie pap-- served at Umlilo Lodge in St. Lucia. 960 1280

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Anyone interested in fresh oysters with fish eggs at the Views’ restaurant in Wilderness, South Africa. 960 1280

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Taste the ostrich tataki with shimeji mushrooms and artichoke at Signal Restaurant in Cape Town. 960 1280

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Here’s the succulent josper-grilled chalmar beef served at the Azure Restaurant in Cape Town. 960 1280

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