From Our Members
From Then and Now
What Do We Know About RPCVs? Andrew Czernek (Congo/Zaire, 1973-75) is helping fill the knowledge gap about us.
Seattle RPCV Teacher Travels to Nicaragua
Carolee Walters, Belize, 96-98
Dinner in Wine Country
Andrew Morgan, Armenia 1998
Michael Waite's trip to Liberia
Michael Waite recently traveled to Liberia as an election monitor, and he tells of the changes and wisdom engendered by the intervening years. He served in the Forestry program in Liberia from 1974 until 1975.
Rzeszow, Unofficial City Motto: There are worse places in Poland
Suzanne Reymer's tale of her Peace Corps service in Poland (1991-1994).
- Los Amigos Invisibles, Venezuela
- Aterciopelados, Argentina, hip musica alternativa en espanol
- Ozomatli from Los Angeles is fun too (for the stateside perspective on Latin alternativa music)
- Guardabarranco, Nicaragua, folk/guitar music
- Dimension Costena, music from the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua
- Cafe Tacuba, Mexico
- Skank, Brazil, the best ska band in the world
- Eliades Ochoa and Cuarteto Patria, Cuba
- Astor Piazola, Argentina
- Kultur Shock, they play hard rock/Balkan/Gypsy music
- Omar Torrez
- Baaba Mal, Senegal
Submitted by Andy Czernek Congo/Zaire -- 1973-1975
Mwamba is the national dish of Congo/Zaire and is most-often served with sombé or fried/boiled greens of manioc or spinach. (The spinach is also best fried in peanut oil and with a chopped onion.) And beer, of course.
- 6 chicken breasts (halves)
- 12 cup peanut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 12 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
- Fry chicken pieces in peanut oil in heavy skillet for about 40 minutes until brown and tender. Remove, cut into bite-sized cubes.
- Sauté onions in skillet, adding oil if necessary. Once onions are soft, add all ingredients and boil until well mixed.
- Serve over 4 cups steamed rice. Season with additional red pepper if desired.