Born in Tanzania, Miriam Malaquias is an IT professional who has also lived in Kenya, Canada, Spain, and South Africa, and currently resides in the United States. She is the author of Authentic East African Swahili Cuisine, which is a follow-up to her first book, Taste of Tanzania. In this conversation, Miriam describes traditional Swahili dishes, shares her love for certain spices, and explains how she became one of the foremost published experts of Swahili cuisine. To connect with Miriam, you can find her on Instagram @MiriamMalaquiasOfficial. You can also visit her website at miriammalaquias.com.