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Ali L'artiste

"It's good to come to such a place and see these situations because I love to learn more about farm to plate."

Ali Said Mandhry, more commonly known as Chef Ali L’artiste, is a Kenyan chef, media personality and culinary instructor. Born in Mombasa, Ali began cooking at an early age and by aged 12 he had already begun selling cakes he had made to his fellow students. Upon graduating from the famed Utalli College, Ali worked in education but his break came when he worked with celebrity Chef Osama El-Sayed on Dubai TV.

Ali has been named among the top 5 reigning chefs of African cuisine. Currently, Ali owns L’artiste Pastry Factory and is a representative of the Kenya's Chef Association as well as featuring in various radio and television shows. He is passionate about promoting African cuisine.

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Recipes for Change: Bananas with beans and split green peas

October 2016 - STORY
Rwanda's small farmers rely on rain fall to grow their main food crops, including sorghum, bananas, beans, sweet potato and cassava. Although the central African country has a favourable climate for agriculture, climate model scenarios show increases in average temperature of up to 3.35°C by 2100, and a change in the timing of the two cropping seasons that characterize Rwanda's traditional farming system.

Recipes for change: Kenya Muviku

September 2017 - STORY
Try the Recipe at home: Muviku - Kenya

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