Fare Magazine Issue 9 (Kampala) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Kampala is Uganda’s lively capital, a city shaped by the traditions of the ancient Buganda kingdom, British imperialism, and the many new migrant groups that call it home.
This influence is seen throughout Kampala, from resourceful and unique dishes such as luwombo—meat and vegetables steamed in banana leaves, originally made for Buganda royals— the flying grasshopper delicacy Nsenene, or the Rolex, an Indian-inspired street snack.
There is a high regard for food in Uganda, and some of the best fare is found in the city’s home kitchens, street food carts, and unassuming eateries like the kafunda, small grocery stores-turned-bars; and woteli, where Kampalan workers sit shoulder-to-shoulder for plates piled high with homestyle food.
Kampala has withstood generations of growth, change, and political upheaval and emerged as the cultural and economic center of Uganda, where up-and-comers in art, music, and fashion are making a name for themselves.
From the Ggaba beaches to the nonstop nightlife of Kabalagala, our local guides showed us the sights, the sounds, and the “undeniable vibe” of the Kampala they know and love.
Fare magazine is a publication exploring the heart of a city through its food, history, and community. Fare magazine is published bi-annually. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer. The result is a portrait of city life and culture more thoughtful and nuanced than the dreamy conjurings that typify touristic material. Fare magazine is not a conventional travel guide; it is designed to excite and inspire, but also to educate, and each issue begins with a crash course in the city’s phenomena of place, and ends with a full glossary of local terms and histories referenced within.
Nsenene, the flying delicacy of Uganda’s rainy season
Buganda history with Joan Nassolo, Princess of one of Uganda’s oldest traditional kingdoms
The Rolex, the Indian-inspired king of Ugandan street snacks
A conversation with Kampire, a Kampala-based DJ creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ community
The story behind kafunda, Kampala’s small grocery stores-turned-bars
Details: Fare Magazine – Issue 9 (Kampala)
196 pages, 240 x 170 mm, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.