Tag Archives: Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteer Cooks in Africa

50th Birthday of the Peace Corps!

On the street of Lastoursville, Gabon

Carrying machetes on the street of Lastoursville, Gabon, photo by Martha Cooper









Destination: Gabon, Africa

Book: How to Cook a Crocodile by Bonnie L. Black

I raced through How to Cook a Crocodile by Bonnie Lee Black, wanting to know what adventure the next day would bring.  I liked nearly everything about this memoir with recipes.  I liked the clearly-told story of a fifty-year-old-woman who gave up the life of a high class caterer in Manhattan for a life filled with heat and biting bugs in equatorial Africa. Continue reading