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Stuffed Pumpkin Luwombo: A Dish that Inspired a Career in Food

Stuffed Pumpkin Luwombo: A Dish that Inspired a Career in Food

Update: 2022-01-25
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In this episode, special guest Chef Douglas Lumala shares a cherished and loved stuffed pumpkin dish and how it inspired him to pursue a career in the food industry. In this story we get an insight into how the popular food preparation method of luwombo is carried out.


Useful Terms (in Luganda):


Luwombo - A traditional Ugandan dish cooked within a tempered banana leaf. Plural - Mpombo


Nsujju - Pumpkin


Ndagala - Banana leaves used to wrap luwombo


Luwombo leaf - Tempered young and tender banana leaf used to cook luwombo


Ebyaayi - Banana fibers used to tie luwombo


Ekibbo - Woven basked used in preparing food


Check out the following videos on how luwombo is made:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPIF76TjORk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTU4fD3E7pI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjH3Rzf5cAo&t=46s


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Stuffed Pumpkin Luwombo: A Dish that Inspired a Career in Food

Stuffed Pumpkin Luwombo: A Dish that Inspired a Career in Food

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