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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Egyptian Aseer Asab Sugarcane Juice Drink Recipe

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Sugarcane Juice Drink Aseer asab is a sweet Egyptian drink made by pressing peeled sugarcane stalks into a sugarcane press. Drinking Raw Sugarcane Juice Interesting Sugarcane Facts and An Easy Sugarcane Drink Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Facts About SugarCane Sugarcane is cultivated in Upper Egypt in spring and autumn each year. Sugarcane is much sweeter than processed sugar. Native to the warm temperate to tropical regions sugarcane is a natural sweet treat. Sugarcane is cultivated for its natural sweet juice; there are many uses of sugar cane including the production of table and brown sugar, molasses, rum and soda. Aseer asab is a sweet Egyptian sugarcane drink made by pressing peeled sugar cane stalks into a sugarcane press. If you don’t have a sugarcane press use sugarcane syrup.  Sugarcane is much sweeter than processed sugar.   Egyptian Summer Aseer Asab Sugarcane Juicer African Recipes by The African Gourmet  In Egypt, sugarcane “

Eco-friendly kitchen begins with organization

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Don't feel overwhelmed making your eco-friendly kitchen, feel happy. Eco-friendly kitchens make the earth happy too. Eco-friendly equals earth-friendly not injuring the worlds environment, recipes for a natural eco friendly kitchen are simple. Growing breadfruit Go green and become an environmentally responsible household. Eco-friendly kitchens begin with eating organically homegrown produce. Create a culture of environmental responsibility beginning with your kitchen. The food you carry into your home is just as important as the appliances you prepare your meals with, so whenever possible grow your own food. Eco-friendly kitchens begin with eating organically homegrown produce. Create a culture of environmental responsibility beginning with your kitchen. Organic vegetables are not hard to grow. Hearty plants such as okra, sweet potatoes, and pole beans grow rapidly. Lettuce is also simple to plant and goes from seed to plate within a few short weeks. Consider t

You and Africa Have More in Common Than You Think

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African and Southern American cooking are uniquely tied by food, culture and history.  The culture of African and Southern American cooking are also similar in the manner in which recipes are passed down from generation to generation. Africa's Influence On Southern USA Cooking Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Slaves from Africa in the South represented about 33 percent of the total southern population. The population of the Southern United States is made up of many different people from the African continent. In 1619, the Dutch introduced the first 20 captured Africans to America by way of Jamestown Virginia.  In the 17th and 18th centuries, black slaves worked mainly on the tobacco, rice and indigo plantations of the Southern coast. Between 1774 and 1804, the northern states abolished slavery, but the so-called peculiar institution remained vital to the South.  Slaves in the South represented about 1/3 of the total southern population. The vast major

Interesting facts about Senegal

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Senegal in Africa Interesting fact number one about Senegal, it has a population of over 13 million ranking 69th on the world’s most populous countries. Interesting facts about Senegal Explore and understand Africa through her food and culture The population of Senegal is 14,668,522 by July 2017 estimates 1. Senegal is located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. Women stopping to chat in Velingara Senegal 2. It is slightly smaller than South Dakota. 3. Senegal has a population of over 13 million ranking 69th on the world’s most populous countries. 4. Senegal's nationality is Senegalese using both the singular and plural form. 5. Senegal's capital is Dakar which was home to the Dakar Off-Road Rally until 2009 when the race moved to South Africa. 6. There are 11 regions in Senegal comparable in function to county seats, Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaola

West African Fried Peanut Onion Fritters

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West African Fried Peanut Onion Fritters African recipes by African Gourmet Discover our delicious warm and crisp West African Fried Peanut Onion Fritter recipe to serve as a snack or appetizer at your next party. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30 min Total time: 50 min   Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup chopped shelled peanuts 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1 large egg ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup water Oil for frying Directions: Mix all ingredients well, drop 1 tablespoon at a time of the mixture into hot oil and fry until golden brown 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve as a snack or appetizer. West African Fried Peanut Onion Fritters

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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