Unless you are one of the rare few whose father took care of the cooking, your earliest and strongest memories of food are tied to your mother’s meals, a role you likely play as mums yourselves. Whether insisting they eat their vegetables, or knowing exactly what to cook to lift their spirits, your role in shaping your children’s relationship to food and creating memories of a warm home is irreplaceable.
This month’s issue is one massive ode to you – from Susan Wong’s glowing review of Mama’s Patisserie, to our chef profile with a mother and chef of one of Westlands’ most iconic restaurants, About Thyme. Charity Keita shares details on her plans to prepare an epic room service surprise for her mum, and our new Wine Chic(k) reflects on her mother’s stories of her wilder days. Jackson Biko sticks to whisky instead, reflecting on whisky drinkers’ unreasonable need to find their precise brand of choice at every bar.
Our main features this month are all about celebrating and treating those special mums in our lives. We read about five ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day (did someone say aromatherapy? I could be a mum for a day…). Nine individuals celebrate their mums by reflecting on their favourite memories of their mum’s cooking.
Our regular news & events, new restaurants, wine picks, and cocktail recipes will offer more ideas on how to spoil mums this month. And as always, the Yummy Card program offers a great way to treat mums. Free for a limited time, the Yummy Card offers access to some of Nairobi’s best restaurants at discounted prices. Make sure you’ve ordered your card by this Mother’s Day, make a reservation at your favourite restaurant online at eatout.co.ke, and show your card at the restaurant to get mum’s treat at a discount.
Treat a mum today!