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Launching the Djiboutilicious E-Book

The Djiboutilicious Cookbook has been for sale now for five years. I’ve had several requests over the years for an e-book version and it is finally ready. It is available in MOBI (Kindle) and EPUB (pretty much everything else) and includes a clickable index and table of contents, both of which are essential for making e-cookbooks user-friendly.

Djiboutilicious Cookbook

How do you cook in a country with no jars of Ragu or packaged cake mixes? The first time someone handed me a tomato in Somaliland and asked me to make spaghetti sauce, I was at a total loss. Popcorn without a microwave? Were such wonders even possible?

They certainly are and hundreds of chefs have proven it, using Djiboutilicious.

And now, even if you live in a country without reliable postal service, you can get a copy of Djiboutilicious.

“Djiboutilicious has become my go to cookbook in Dji – and I know that I can find most of the ingredients here,” Paula P.

“Djiboutilicious is my go to book when I want to cook something I know is truly homemade. No, “add a can of this” or a “package of that.” All ingredients can usually be found in my kitchen or just around the corner at the dukaan (store),” Jess D.

Over 150 recipes

Lots of photos of Djibouti

A chapter with local recipes

Only uses locally available ingredients

Fresh, delicious meals, made from scratch.


Cooking Around the World

Djibouti is not a country known for its cuisine nor for its cookbooks. Some of the more fun food bloggers write about cooking around the world and spend a day featuring a country.

Their hunt for Djiboutian dishes sometimes leads them to my blog and of course, Djiboutilicious.

Last Friday Travel By Stove devoted the day to Djibouti. Becki and I had difficulty getting the actual cookbook into her hands but I was happy to share some photos and recipes with her.

She did a beautiful job photographing the process and the food and, for the most part, they enjoyed it.

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Her pictures are better than mine, be sure to check them out

Check out her post at Travel By Stove.

The Global Table Adventure also used Djibouti Jones for her recipes and photos.

Favorite Djiboutian dishes? Ever had Djiboutian food at all?

In other Djibouti Jones news, BonBonBreak is featuring my 3 Types of Expatriates post today. The expat post and Hijab and Bikinis: Sexy, Modest, Oppressive? are far and away the most popular. Thanks to all for reading and commenting and linking, that’s how places like BonBonBreak find Djibouti Jones and decide to feature the writing! It would be fabulous if you’d head over there and comment/like/pin/tweet.