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The Jambo Cafe Cookbook

The Jambo Cafe Cookbook


Ahmed Obo's "The Jambo Cookbook"

Presenting the long-anticipated cookbook from acclaimed Chef Ahmed Obo and the award-winning Jambo Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico!  With stunning food photography and more than 70 individual recipes, The Jambo Café Cookbook reveals a glimpse into the man, the chef, the philanthropist, and his influences and philosophies. Here are mouth-watering traditional Swahili recipes sharing the plate with Swahili comfort and street food with contemporary twists to tantalize the discerning palate.

More than just a cookbook, The Jambo Café Cookbook is a testament to Ahmed Obo’s conviction that anything is possible—with the right mix of creativity, drive, and imagination. This 160 page book is a personal journey with Chef Ahmed, featuring some of his own photography, images of his homeland, and the sources of his inspiration. It is an indispensable guide for the home cook and, at the same time, a remarkable resource for the serious cook or professional seeking the how and why of Chef Ahmed’s unique blend of spicy yet savory flavors and creative yet comforting cooking process.

Purchase your copy today!  Don’t forget the spices—Chef Ahmed’s curry pack, pepper pack, and African spice pack—to make your recipes pop with full flavor!

PLEASE NOTE:  We are unable to ship internationally at this time.

The Jambo Cafe Cookbook
The Jambo Cafe Cookbook
Recipes by Ahmed Obo from his life on Lamu Island and in America. Many recipes not available at the award-winning Jambo Café!
*Please note that if you wish to purchase more than 10 copies of the cookbook, please contact to order.
Available Qty: 343
Price: $24.95


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Cook Like Chef Ahmed!

The Jambo Cookbook is here!

The long anticipated cookbook by Chef Ahmed Obo is now available.  The Jambo Café Cookbook: My Journey from Africa to America is part memoir and part cookbook, Chef Ahmed shares 70 recipes including traditional Swahili fare, Jambo Café favorites, and completely new creations.


Jambo Gear!


We love you! The Jambo Community are some of the most kind-hearted people around. We so appreciate seeing a Jambo Café T-shirt or hat around town and beyond. Bring Jambo home with you—wherever that is—and spread the Jambo love by sharing food together, being good to one another, and giving to those in need..





Spice It Up!


Spices are the way in East African cooking. It is influenced by foods, sauces, and seasonings from countries circling the Indian Ocean. From chile to cinnamon to cardamom to curry, Jambo Imports carries the most delectable spices and spices blends available. Chef Ahmed’s proprietary curry blends are available alongside spices specifically used in the recipes from his cookbook.