In Mozambique's bars and street stalls, the tipple of choice nowadays is a cold "Impala" - a beer made from cassava rather than barley that is fast capturing a valuable slice of the African market.
The humble tapioca or cassava, which once used to be a part of staple diet in Kerala, is now much in demand not just among the local people but tourists
Cassava, the starch rusty-coloured root that is a staple in Nigeria, is a paradigm of the problem the import-dependent nation now faces as the plunge in oil prices crimps the economy.
The chip is such a success story of the modern world that attempts to reinvent it are constant. But can cassava, plantain or chickpeas really replace the mighty spud?
This ones specifically for all those who want to but havent quite stumbled on to the next -it- things: Ingredients that are trending.
They are not as trendy as sweet potato or cassava, but yams have a fascinating part to play in Indian culinary stories.