• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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    Madrid, Spain
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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Fargo, ND
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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Bogotá, Colombia
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    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Richfield, MN
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    Mumbai, India
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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

Food 101: A Zim-erican Dinner



I have decided, yet again, to devote an entire body of text on a not-so-trendy thesis on food. This might put me across as a foodaholic but the glories of eating should never go untold. Thus, dear reader, feel free to salivate and smack your lips in awe of the salubrious and scrumptious result of mixing two food cultures. The above picture depicts the result of what happens when diversity extends to the pot and further into the pan. The U.S is evidently a melting pot of several cultures. It also has several mélanges of food styles and some types can really leave you asking for more.

A scene from Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist


My roommates and I made an excellent attempt at making a mixture of Zimbabwean and American dishes and the result was overwhelming. Plates were cleaned, literally, and no gastric space was left unoccupied. We made sadza, the Zimbabwean staple food, which pretty resembles grits — according to Bret or mashed potato — according to Jason and is delicious — according to Jordan, and for relish, we had kale with an onion and tomato soup and a grilled beef dipped in a spicy, finger-licking good and mouth-watering soup (made by Jordan). When we started making dinner, we were not absolutely sure of the outcome but eventually we nailed it. We will be trying a few more mixtures in the future, for the love of good food and for fun. You are cordially invited. Just bring an appetite 🙂



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