Rosemary Sickochi

Rosemary is a  60 year old woman from Mkwezalamba village in Malawi

When I was young the wild mushrooms used to grow everywhere, great big ones. We would wash them and cook them with salt and pounded groundnuts to make a dish called bowa wotendera. But now we can’t make that because we don’t find those mushrooms anymore.

Rosemary Sickochi in corn field
Rosemary Sickochi in corn field

My husband catches field mice and we boil them with water and salt. You need about 5 for each person to make a good meal.

I once visited another area where they cook the mice and add groundnut flour to the recipe. That doesn’t make sense, I don’t know why they would do that.


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