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Old 09-12-2016, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chefguy View Post
Indian food in Uganda (unexpected for me, anyway).
When I was a kid I learned to cook Indian food from my mother who was English. This was back in the 60s when you couldn't buy Indian sauces but had to make everything from scratch. I was quite a novelty back then when I started sharing homes with friends as most Aussies had no idea what a real curry was or how to make one. I assumed all English mothers cooked Indian food.

My mother in turn had learned to cook Indian from her family's cooks while her father was posted in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika after WWII. Apparently all the kitchen staff where always Indian.