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10 Authentic Kenyan Cookbooks For Kenyans And Non-kenyans Who Love To Eat!

As we know, Kenya is a country in East Africa known for its beautiful scenery, wildlife safaris, and of course, delicious food. The dishes in Kenya are characterized by diversity with a blend of ethnicity and tradition. Below is a list of 10 impressive and excellent Kenyan cookbooks from experienced authors to help you who are passionate about the cooking approach more easily with Kenya cuisine.

Explore the Kenyan Kitchen: Authentic Kenyan Recipes for the Home Cook

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“This cookbook is small, but as soon as you open it, wonderful recipes and dear commentary and gloriously bright photos all come jumping out and give a warm and inspiring culinary embrace to the reader!”- Catherine A. Mikkelsen

Explore the Kenyan Kitchen: Authentic Kenyan Recipes for the Home Cook is a book for those who love and want to experience Kenyan cuisine. It is sure to be a great companion for the home cook who wants to dip their toes into the beautiful world of Kenyan cuisine and travelers with the desire to prolong the vibe during the holiday.

Through this exciting book, you can explore many facets of Kenyan cuisine, from salads snacks and main courses to desserts and beverages. You will also find traditional dishes such as the classic Kenyan beef stew, beef samosas, kachumbari, or while even falling in love with new tasty sensations: mkate wa maji (Kenyan Crepes), cinnamon coconut custard, or deep-fried tilapia.

About the author: Mary Wayua Plancherel is the creator and culinary mastermind of the successful blog All Kenyan Recipes, where she takes readers on a delicious journey to the heart of Kenyan cuisine. She is a blogger, a photographer, a food stylist, a passionate cook, and a mom. After growing up in Kenya, Mary moved to Switzerland to live with her family.

Tempting Kenyan Recipes: Your #1 Cookbook of East African Dish Ideas!

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“This is a GREAT Kenyan cookbook”- oscar mc Donald

Kenya is an African country located on the Eastern coast of the continent. Therefore, fish are available, as well as goats, lamb, and beef. Kenyan recipes vary slightly from one region to the next, but many are relatively easy to prepare, and most of them do not take a long time.

About the author: Thomas Kelly is a talented culinary writer who owns many cookbooks such as:

  • Matcha Cookbook: Creative and Delicious Matcha Recipes
  • Bacon Cookbook: Delicious Bacon Recipes for Any Meal
  • More than Just Tapas Spanish Cookbook: A History of Culinary Diversity and Togetherness
  • Inviting Kosher Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Jewish-style Dish Ideas!
  • Easy Rotisserie Cookbook: Easy & Delicious Rotisserie Recipes
  • AMAZING MEAT RECIPES: The Carnivore’s Cookbook of Tasty Dish Ideas!
  • Outdoor Style Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Camp or Backyard BBQ Dish Ideas!

30 Most Delicious Meals in Kenya: All Delicious Kenyan Recipes

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“The recipes were accurate and easy to follow.” – Christine

This book will provide information and enlighten you on foods that you should try to travel to Kenya or help you experience Kenyan cuisine right in your own kitchen.

A total of 30 traditional recipes are included in this cookbook. You can easily find your recipe for traditional foods, puddings, desserts, and salad. Most of the foods listed are usually familiar with specific origins in Kenya; however, people are free to choose similar alternatives to suit the traditions and customs of different regions or countries.

About the author: Racheal Rayner is the author of this famous book. Currently, she is the mother of two twins. Isabella and Sophia, who are now teenagers and love to cook, and Erick and John are now ten years old and very helpful in the kitchen, especially when it’s time to make cookies.

Kenyan Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide

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“I never knew that Kenya had SOOOO many incredible and tasty foods… I’m hooked!!!”- Bob B

This book was written to support millions of Kenyans in poverty. Proceeding from the sale of this book will promote bringing change to the suffering Kenyan communities.

You will gain some knowledge from wildlife to the people, history, and traditions of Kenya, as well as a few words in Swirin! This incredible book contains a lot of fascinating formulas that will make you satisfied and want to share it with everyone. Besides, the perfect recipe is the more beautiful images.

Kenyan Cookbook is part of a series of social businesses called “Planet Cookbooks.” The goal is to produce a useful and straightforward brochure for the world’s poorest countries and support community development efforts in each region.

About the author: Rachel Pambrun is the author of this book. Also, the author has many other books that always receive different appreciation from customers. Typically, some of his following books may be named:

  • Ethiopian Cookbook (Planet Cookbooks)
  • Peruvian Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Guatemalan Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide
  • African Cookbook: Recipes from Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Kenya
  • Haitian Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Nigerian Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide (Planet Cookbooks)

Tanzanian And Kenyan Yummy Delicacies: Tantalizing East African Recipes

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“Great traditional dishes made easy”- Amazon Customer

In this book, you will have access to and instructions on how to make delicious food that can please everyone. Moreover, a variety of tantalizing foods of East Africans that add proper measures to your life will be presented in simple cooking methods, explicit instructions, and easy to follow.

About the author: Gladys Idza Orakwe is also one of many authors who own few cookbooks. “Tanzanian And Kenyan Yummy Delicacies: Tantalizing East African Recipes” is the first cookbook that contains the author’s culinary essence. Also, you can find the German version for this book: “Tanzania und Kenia Leckere Köstlichkeiten.: Ost Afrikanischen Rezepten”

Kenya Cookbook: Kenya Recipe Book | 25 Recipes

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“The book is full of amazing recipes covering different types of meals” – Mariana Alice

Kenyan cuisine will bring you a bewildering array of flavors, aroma, and textures that reveal the special combination of tastes and food influences, where international gastronomy melts with Swahili tradition. The book will present you with the top 25 Kenyan recipes at less effort and easy step-by-step instructions.

About the author: Ana William is the author of this book and has extensive experience in making as well as displaying quickly and simply Kenya recipes. This is the only book, so it contains the essence of Ana William’s culinary art.

Kenyan Meal Meals: Original Kenyan Recipes from Kenyan Mothers

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“This book is a high-quality exploration of incredible cuisine.” – Amazon Customer

“Kenyan Meal Meals: Original Kenyan Recipes from Kenyan Mothers” is a skinny and compact cookbook with a total of only six recipes. Although few are available, these are unique secret recipes from mothers in Kenya, which you won’t find in any other book or on the internet.

About the author: NEO Centre is the author of this unique and special cookbook. Besides, there is another NEO Center book that you can read: “Zimbabwean Meals: Original Recipes by top Zimbabwean chef.”

The Little Curry Cookbook (The Little Cookbook)

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“I loved this book. Very descriptive and interesting and surprisingly gorgeously designed. Highly recommended!” – Kantina Lyell

“The Little Curry Cookbook” is a celebration of the best Thai and Indian curries that you can get your hands on, as well as some lesser-known variations from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Kenya.

There are over 80 recipes that will help you discover the enticing aromas, delicious flavors, and exotic colors of curries. Even if you’re just using this food for the first time, you can still confidently make it correctly.

This book presents basic techniques for making curry, such as spice mixes, preparing curry pastes, and cooking rice, and recipes to fit all skill levels.

About the Author: Murdoch Books is an independent publishing company that has extensive on-site test kitchens. Some other titles of Murdoch Books you can refer to:

  • World Kitchen Italy
  • 1001 Essential Recipes: Classic Recipes and Essential Techniques for Every Occasion
  • Grillhouse: Gastropub at Home
  • Essential Mediterranean.
  • The Soup Bible The A-Z of Garden Flowers
  • Easy Eats: Quick & Easy
  • 250 Must-Have Slow Cooker Recipes
  • The Little Curry Cookbook (The Little Cookbook)
  • The Essential Asian Cookbook.
  • Step by Step Mediterranean: More than 250 Recipes (Step-by-step Collection)
  • The Little Pizza Cookbook (The Little Cookbook)

Best Loved Homemade Indian Cuisine Kenyan Style

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” It’s so simple to follow, which is what I loved about this book. The direction was so simple to follow, which is what I loved about this book.”- Rekhaben Patel

Among the many cookbooks on Indian cuisine, this book has created something more unique. Although it can be traced back to India, the recipes in this book were evolved in the way Kenyan Asians immigrated to Africa’s shores during the Uganda railway construction (1896-1902).

This book brings a collection of favorite family recipes handed down from grandparents and the author’s family gatherings. You will be instructed to make quick and easy recipes made from fresh and simple ingredients.

About the author: To get a cookbook that crystallizes the best Kenyan recipes, it’s the result of Bini Patel’s quest and collection. The author is an expert with extensive knowledge of cuisine, especially about Kenya cuisine.

Foods of Kenya (Taste of Culture)

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“This is a nicely illustrated and very informative book.”- Sue

Through the Foods of Kenya (Taste of Culture) cookbook, you can explore Kenyan foods, customs, eating habits, cooking traditions, and food sources. The book will cover topics such as snacks and sweets, favorite dishes, traditional holiday meals. In particular, you can also collect more information about preparations and traditions related to Kenyan foods.

About the author: Barbara Sheen is a culinary author with a deep understanding of many different cuisines, not just for Kenyan cuisine. You can find many other cookbooks by the author, including some outstanding works like:

  • Car Racing (Science Behind Sports)
  • Foods of Poland (A Taste of Culture)
  • Foods of Pakistan (A Taste of Culture)
  • Foods of Morocco (A Taste of Culture)
  • Foods of Chile (A Taste of Culture)
  • Foods of Spain (Taste of Culture)

We hope you like this post and finally find out your favorite Kenyan cookbooks. Meanwhile, we welcome you to explore our site and discover more cookbook recommendations from the same cuisine below.

Doris Frasier

Hi. I'm Doris! I am a foodie that has traveled to 78 countries and loves trying cuisines from different countries. I try anything related to food and share my opinions on this blog. Send me a message with any requests!
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