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Tell Us If You Like These 140 African Food Recipes.

Faba Bean Description and Recipe

Ancient Egyptian Vicia Faba Bean Plant Description and Recipe. Egyptian Vicia Faba bean young pods are eaten as snap beans or cooked and eaten as vegetables. Egyptian Vicia Faba Bean Plant  The family Leguminosae or bean families of plants are an important family of flowering plants that feed the world. The Vicia Faba plant is a lesser-known member of the bean family and is known by many names; gerenge in Ethiopia , Kikuyu bean in Kenya, lubia in Sudan, Vicia Faba bean, and poor man's bean. The Vicia Faba bean is a spreading, warm-season plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall. The Vicia Faba bean is a plant native to Africa. The seeds contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals and preparing Vicia Faba beans involves first removing the beans from their pods, then steaming or boiling the beans, either whole or after parboiling them to loosen their exterior coating, which is then removed.In Egypt, the Vicia Faba bean plant is considered a traditional food . The Vicia Fa

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So, my adventurous friend, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a wild and downright mind-blowing journey through Africa's 54 food nations. You're about to discover a whole new world of cultures, traditions, and practices that'll leave you craving more. Since 2007, The African Gourmet has highlighted Africa through its food and culture. Contact us culture1africangourmet@gmail.com

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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.