Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2023

Tell Us If You Like These 140 African Food Recipes.

Brothers Fufu African Folktale, Recipe and History

Discover the Brothers Fufu Folktale, a Ghanaian story of two brothers who turned their rivalry into a worldwide fufu empire. Learn the recipe and history of fufu. In Apeatse, a small village in Ghana, there lived two brothers, Olowo and Taha. Both brothers were known throughout the village for their delicious fufu recipes. Olowo's fufu was smooth and fluffy, while Taha's fufu was thick and hearty. One day, Olowo and Taha began arguing about whose fufu was better. They both believed that their recipe was the best, and they couldn't come to an agreement. Their argument became so intense that their father had to intervene. He was heartbroken to see his sons fighting and decided to challenge them to a cook-off. The challenge was simple: each brother had to prepare their fufu recipe, and their father would decide whose fufu was better. The winner woul

Madagascar Ravitoto made with rice and vegetables

Madagascar Ravitoto made with rice and vegetables Ravitoto, pronounced as "rah-vee-toh-toe" is a food dish of Madagascar made with rice that has been pounded into a pulp.  Rice is the staple food of Madagascar, and it is grown in most parts of the country. It is a major source of carbohydrates and dietary fiber for the Malagasy people. Rice is also used in many different dishes, and it is a symbol of national identity. Rice was first introduced to Madagascar by Arab traders in the 11th century. Rice is the staple food of Madagascar It quickly became a popular crop, and it soon replaced cassava as the staple food of the Malagasy people. Rice is well-suited to the climate of Madagascar, and it can be grown in a variety of soils. Rice is a major source of income for many Malagasy farmers and is also a major export crop, and it accounts for about one-third of the country's exports. Rice is a vital part of the Malagasy economy, and it plays an important role in the country

African Food Love: A Culinary Journey Through the Continent

African Food Love: A Culinary Journey Through the Continent From classic dishes to cultural insights, discover the rich history and identity behind African cuisine. Welcome to the African food journey and celebrate the power of food to connect people and cultures.  Food is a universal language that connects people from all walks of life. It is a medium through which we express our cultures, our values, and our identity. For many Africans, food is not just a means of sustenance, but a celebration of life itself. It is a way of honoring our traditions, our ancestors, and our communities. In our African Food Love blog, we take you on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of the continent. From the spicy stews of East Africa to the colorful and aromatic dishes of West Africa, to the frangent tangies of North Africa to the rich diverse recipes of South Africa we will showcase the unique ingredients and cooking techniques that make African cuisine so special. One of the d

Braised Eggplant and Vegetable Stew

Eggplants are a versatile and delicious ingredient in African cuisine. Eggplants grow in many countries across Africa, including Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. They are used in a variety of dishes, such as stews, curries, and grilled dishes. In West Africa, eggplants are often used in stews with other vegetables, such as okra and tomatoes. In North Africa, they are used in dishes like baba ganoush, a dip made from roasted eggplants, tahini, and garlic. In Ethiopia, eggplants are used in a spicy stew called beg wot. One popular African food recipe that uses eggplants and vegetables is Braised Eggplant and Vegetable Stew. Ingredients. 2 eggplants, sliced into rounds 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 can of diced tomatoes 1 cup of vegetable broth 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of coriander 1 tsp of smoked paprika Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil Directions Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place sliced eggplants

Western Cape Province Blueberry Coconut Pudding

In the mood for a sweet, creamy dessert, make this easy-to-follow South African Blueberry Coconut Pudding. The Western Cape Province is the leading blueberry-producing area in South Africa, with a small but growing industry. The Western Cape accounts for at least 60% of total production in South Africa, followed by Limpopo and the North West. Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, Free State, and Mpumalanga also produce small volumes of blueberries.  About 25% of blueberry production occurs in open fields, while 61% is produced under shade nets and 14% in tunnels. The South African blueberry harvest season traditionally starts in September and ends mid-February.  Three varieties of blueberries are grown in South Africa; Northern Highbush, Southern Highbush, and Rabbiteye. Blueberry plants take up to 2 to 3 years to start producing fruits of export quality. About 50 percent of blueberry orchards in South Africa are between 0 to 2 years old, and 19 percent are 3 years old.  Many blueberries are sol

African Food Love

Show more

The African Gourmet

In 2023, we mark 16 years of dedicated service in discovering, collecting, and sharing African history and heritage. Our mission is to promote a sense of pride and appreciation for this rich cultural legacy and important educational resource.

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

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.