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How To Make Ethiopian Coffee At Home

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How To Make Ethiopian Coffee At Home

Ethiopian Buna Coffee Ceremony The process of preparing Ethiopian Buna Coffee Ceremony is long, this is why coffee is enjoyed in a group settings. Gathering for Ethiopian Coffee is a time of socialization, a time to be together and to talk for women.

How To Make Ethiopian Coffee At Home
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
6-30-2010


The Ethiopian Coffee may be prepared three times in one day for various reasons including a meal. There is a time to share Buna with family, a time to drink Buna with other women and for breakfast or dinner and may include immediate family, including male members.

Coffee in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, is Buna. Buna is also the name of the coffee ceremony conducted by Ethiopian women. The host clothing should be a traditional Ethiopian dresses when preparing the ceremony. When a man prepares Buna he is questioned regarding his masculinity however there are a few exceptions to this ru…

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Hot Pepper Sauce

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How to Make Shito Ghanaian Pepper Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce, Pepper Sauce Recipe
Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is a favorite condiment to serve with any number of American and African dishes.



Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is enjoyed with vegetables, fish, meat or poultry, it is also ideal with yams recipes, green plantains, and potatoes. In other words, Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce and hot sauce is perfect for just about any food dish.

Shito is the best artisan small-batch hot pepper sauce you will ever make.

Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 6-9-2010

How to Make Shito Ghanaian Pepper Sauce

African recipes by African Gourmet

Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce is made with hot peppers, shrimp, fish, tomato paste and seasonings to create Ghana’s most beloved hot sauce.

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 25 min

Ingredients:
2 cups tomato puree
10 dried hot chilies
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 t…

Madagascar Unique Forests are in Danger

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Madagascar Unique Forests are in Danger In Africa
Madagascar plant life. Madagascar's forests are home to unique plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. However, 3 acres of Madagascar's forests are lost on Africa’s largest island a year.
Madagascar Unique Forests are in Danger In Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
6-28-2010


Madagascar is important to the environment of the world.


Isolated for 60 million years, Madagascar’s ecosystem is a treasure trove of unique and often unusual animals and plants. 

More than 80 percent of Madagascar Island’s amazing vegetation and wildlife appear nowhere else in the world. 

Losing around 3 acres of forest in Madagascar has a greater impact on global biodiversity than losing 3 acres of forest anywhere else on Earth. Madagascar is important to the environment of the world.


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Boiled Plantains African Recipe

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Boiled Plantains African Recipe

Plantain Recipe Plantains are a major food staple in many regions of Africa. Plantains are typically eaten cooked and boiled plantains are easy to prepare. Boiled Plantains African Recipe
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
6-27-2010


Many plantain recipes call for frying, but this method increases the calorie content.

Boiled Plantains African RecipeIngredients 2 green large plantains Water for boiling Spices of your choice
Directions In a large pot of salted boiling water or vegetable broth carefully drop washed stemmed unpeeled plantains in boiling water. Cook for 15- 20 minutes until tender. Peel before serving and sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper or any spice of your choice.
Did you know?
Plantains look like a larger version of a banana but have thicker peels and starchier fruit. Plantains are often used in African cooking and are a major food staple in many regions of Africa.

Kaapsehoop Gold Mining the Devils Office South Africa

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Kaapsehoop Gold Mining the Devils Office South Africa

South African gold belt Gold mining in 1881 in the gold mines of Kaapsehoop South Africa involved panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rock mining, and working in the devils office. Kaapsehoop Gold Mining the Devils Office South Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
6-19-2010


Kaapsehoop, the devils office, overlooks the De Kaap Valley also known as the valley of death because many gold miners died from malaria.


Kaapsehoop is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Kaapsehoop owes its existence to the discovery of gold in the hills around the present-day town in 1881. A rush of miners and fortune-hunters ensued. The name Kaapschehoop is also spelled Kaapsche Hoop.

In 1882 Bernard Chomse claimed to have found gold in the bed of a stream in Kaapsehoop and a gold rush took place. Its existence was short-lived, however, as most of the broker's left Barberton following the discovery of the rich…