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Food African Proverbs with deeper meanings

Congolese Food African Proverbs with deeper meanings. Congolese food African proverbs show how the heritage of traditional food proverbs can have a ripple effect and spread out into every corner of the world. Food African Proverbs are a unique category of proverbs to the Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second largest country in Africa after Algeria. Since 68% of the country is covered by forests, tillable farming land is uncommon due to conflict, displacement, volcanic activity and flooding causing food insecurity making subsistence farming the main process of families being able to eat. Food is a precious resource to many Congolese people as well as the cultural heritage of African Proverbs. Congolese Food African Proverbs. A sweet potato cannot be straightened. He who asks questions can never eat toxic mushrooms. Do not put a snake in a bag of groundnuts. The day you are unfortunate even cold food burns you. The weight of the salt is felt

Have You Tried Cooking with Dates

Have You Tried Cooking with Dates The date fruit is one of the most ancient crops, growing for thousands and thousands of years. When cooking with dates, California or African remember large portion of the calories in dates food come from sugars. Dates are the fruit of the date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa. Botanically the date fruit is a berry. It takes about 200 days from pollination for the date to reach full ripening. One medium size Deglet Noor date has about 44 calories and almost no fat. A large portion of the calories in dates food come from sugars. Deglet Noor dates have many nutritional benefits; antioxidants, sodium, cholesterol and fat free, and being nutrient in dense both fiber and potassium. Hababauk is the term used for the female flower and the period just after pollination when the young fruit is still creamy white before gradually turning green at the kimri stage. Stages of the ripening of a Deglet Noor date: Kimri  Early ripening of the date re

The African Gourmet

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Chic African Culture

Indulge in our delectable food dishes that serve as a delightful and flavorful gateway to the rich diversity of the African continent.

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

If you're hesitant about trying African food, let me assure you that Moroccan Pastilla Pie offers a delightful culinary adventure. Moroccan Pastilla, or Bastilla or B'stilla, is a traditional Moroccan dish typically served as a special occasion or festive dish. It consists of layers of flaky pastry filled with a mixture of spiced meat, usually chicken or pigeon, along with almonds, eggs, and a hint of sweetness from ingredients like cinnamon and powdered sugar. Traditional Moroccan Pastilla recipes often include a layer of scrambled eggs. Feel free to add beaten eggs to the chicken and almond mixture during the cooking process if you prefer. The pastry is then baked until golden and crispy.

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Merguez is a spicy North African sausage traditionally made from ground lamb or beef and flavored with spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic, and chili. It is often grilled or pan-fried and served with bread or Merguez is commonly used in dishes like tagines, couscous, and stews.