Dock In Benin

Benin: Background and Food Culture

Ooooh Benin; what an experiment you were. I always get a little nervous when I get to African countries because it’s the type of cuisine I have the least amount of experience with. I’ve never stepped foot on the continent, I haven’t studied African countries a lot, and there aren’t many African restaurants in the…

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Market in Burundi

Burundi: Background and Food Culture

On the Menu  Red Beans and Plantains Date and Banana Mix  Fun Facts Every Saturday from 8am-11am, everyone in the country must stop what they’re doing so that they can instead contribute to community enhancing activities. These things can include planting fruit trees on the street, picking up trash, and cleaning hospitals. This practice is…

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Chadian landscape

Chad: Background and Food Culture

On the Menu Rice Porridge with Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Fritters Papaya Smoothie  Fun Facts  The word Chad means “lake” in the local languages, which is oxymoronic because the country is one of the least lake-like countries in Africa. Chad is home to camel racing, one of their most popular sports! Non-muslims are not able…

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Algerian meal displayed on ground


First of all, WOW! My blog went live this week (by the time you read this, it will have gone live a couple of weeks ago, but I like to write my content ahead of time) and I am so blown away by the amount of love and support I have received from people regarding…

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Angola funje


On the menu Mufete de Cacuso (Roasted Tilapia Fish) Funje (Cassava Flour Pudding) Palm Oil Beans Cocada Amarela (Coconut Custard with Cinnamon) Fun Facts about Angola Angola is twice the size of Texas Miss Universe 2011 was Angolan The Giant Sable Antelope was thought to be extinct from the world until it was discovered in…

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