Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Book “Cooking With Amai” Bought For US$1,6k
Zimbabwe’s first lady Auxillia Mnangagwa launched her book Cooking With ‘Amai’: Zimbabwe Traditional Cuisine on Monday.
The book features recipes on how to prepare Zimbabwean traditional cuisine. It was launched at the Rainbow Towers in Harare. Apart from the launch of her book, Auxillia Mnangagwa was also conferred as Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Ambassador.
She was honoured as Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Ambassador by the Ministry of Environment Water and Climate in recognition of her passion and hard work towards wildlife preservation.
Auxillia Mnangagwa’s book launch was graced by top government officials and businesspeople.
The first autographed book was bought for US$1600 by the Economic Empowerment Group (EEG), a lobby group led by Mike Chimombe. It was formed after Chimombe was ousted as leader of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) sometime this year.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to first lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation. She said the aim of the book is to revive interest in traditional food. Mnangagwa added that the recipes in the book are easy to make and serve to families.
On 18 February 2021, Auxillia Mnangagwa officially launched the Amai’s Cook-out Traditional Meal competition. She launched the competition as Zimbabwe’s health ambassador and promoted healthy eating.
The competition was held in all of Zimbabwe’s provinces with Stella Chitsunge coming out as the winner. Deputy Minister of Tourism Babra Rwodzi who also spoke at the book launch said Chitsunge was exporting her product to England.
In 2019, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa hosted an introductory food, arts and culture festival in Harare. At the festival, all provinces were given the platform to exhibit the various foods consumed within their respective communities.