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PostSubject: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:37 pm

Hi everyone

What was the stable diet of the Zulu’s. Beef must have been on the menu, as they kept livestock.
But what other source of food did they consume. They say an army marches on it stomach, The Zulu were very fit able to do run 50 miles and still fight a battle (From the film Zulu) So i'm assuming their diet must have been something special to allow them to do this.

I was thinking maybe they ate on the move. Dryed beef ect.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:42 pm

Good question Dave.

MEAT
Meat is roasted on coals, and is often left scorched almost black on the outside and very rare on the inside - inyama eyosiwe. Zulus also make a beef stew called inyama yenkomo.

MILK
The Zulus drink amasi which is sour, curdled milk. They say it makes a man strong and desired. During taboos (e.g. menstruation or when there has been contact with death) the affected person must abstain from amasi. Milk is hardly ever drunk fresh ('green milk'), but it is sometimes used to thin amasi which has gone too thick to be used.

MAIZE
Maize is a popular part of the Zulu's diet. One method of preparing it is to grind it to a meal, using a stone and a concave bowl to mill it. It is then cooked into a stiff, lumpy porridge which is eaten from chunks held in their hands(uphuthu).An alternative method is to shell the grain after it's completely dry, and to boil it for a day and eat it as a whole grain. They combine it with amasi when available, which makes it chewy. (isithambu
Corn on the cob (mealies) are roasted on coals. The mealies are eaten at the hard stage, when they are difficult to chew.

BEANS
The Zulus also eat dry beans boiled together with maize. Different areas prefer different beans, but in typical Zulu idiomatic and expressive style, some varieties are known as 'thundering buttocks'. Two of the most popular varieties are kidney beans (ubhomubhomu) and sugar beans (ubhonisi).

MEALTIMES
There are two mealtimes. The first is at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and the second is in the evening.

BEER
This is known as tshwala, and is an important part of Zulu life as it is an essential part of every ceremony or feast. To greet with a pot of beer is seen as a warm and welcoming gesture to guests. It is also food for the ancestral spirits, which quenches their thirst and proves that they haven't been forgotten by their relatives.

BEER RECIPE
Corn is sprouted until the grain becomes fat and swollen and sends out healthy new shoot of approximately a centimetre in length, and turning green. It is then laid in open sunlight and the sprouts shrivel and die into brown coiled appendages. The corn hardens and shrinks back to its original size and is known as imithambo. The women now grind it into malt between a stone and a concave stone dish. It is mixed with water into a thin, porridge-like substance, and this wort (as it is technically known) is the catalyst of the fermentation. The beer is made by boiling the wort and adding further dry malt, maize-meal and water until the mixture is of the desired consistency. Between the boiling, the mixture has to stand for intervals to ferment. The end product is a pinkish brew with a thin, porridge-like consistency with fine husks on the surface, which are strained by squeezing the mixture through a loosely woven grass strainer called a mahluzo.
The beer has a short of life of approximately two days.
Beer brewing is women's work, but if they are 'contaminated' (for example during menstruation) the beer is believed to go insipid and flat. The women have to serve the beer, and sip it before their husbands, to prove that it is not poisoned.

UTENSILS
The Zulus boil most of their food in a three-legged cast-iron pot (potjiepot). They use pottery bowls for wet food, and elongated, hand-carved wooden plates for meat. They also eat off grass mats on the floor when eating dry food, but these are troublesome as they are difficult to clean. In modern times, enamel dishes are being increasingly used in Zulu homesteads.

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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:21 pm

I wonder what the beer tasted like. :confused:
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:36 pm

Here's what someone else has to say about Zulu Beer.

"It’s made from sour milk and fermented wheat and thickened with cow’s blood. It looks all frothy and smells disgusting."

Mind you. This recipe could have been in 1879 ??
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:48 pm

24th. I’m not sure our good old British troops, would have stomached that. Shocked

Which brings me to the question. Which type of Beer did our troops drink?
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:15 pm

A few extracts from: The cruise of Her Majesty's ship "Bacchante", 1879-1882.
Relating to Food and Beer.

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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:39 pm

old historian2 wrote:
I wonder what the beer tasted like. :confused:
I would prefer real ale 8 days a week...
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:30 pm

Rundberg. I was going to invite you around for a few pints of Zulu Beer.
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:52 pm

Thanks Admin
I have tried Swedish lager beer so I´m sure "Zulu beer" would be a great step forward!! :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:56 pm

When I lived in South Africa, we used to get the servants to buy Kaffir Beer for us, as it was cheap.
I must admit that it tasted disgusting but it was cheap. It did have a kick too it :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:58 pm

Can I come along, just to watch you two, drink the Zulu Beer. :confused: made from sour milk and fermented wheat and thickened with cow’s blood. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Zulu Diet.   Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:43 pm

Sorry John, ain´t gonna happen, Real Ale rules! :lol: :lol:
I ate fried ants once, I´m sure Zulu beer would go along just fine with that :lol!:
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