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Namib Coastal Desert Where the Fog Rolls In

Fog on Africa's Namib desert is the primary source of water creating a unique African desert environment influenced by the Atlantic Ocean creating a dense coastal foggy atmosphere. 
Namib Desert spectacular scenery

Africa Namib Desert on the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the African Country Namibia means vast place.
Namib desert is an old volcanic crater where fog is regularly seen. 
Namib desert sands and the Atlantic Ocean coastline makes the Namib the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive sand dune fields influenced by fog.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
8-22-2010


Fog on the Namib Desert is the primary source of water creating a unique environment in which numerous penguins, invertebrates, reptiles, and animals adapt to an ever-changing climate.


The huge Messum crater was possibly created by a meteor millions of years ago reveals geologic clues linking this area to Brazil prior to the continental drift. The crater was named after Ca…

Making Injera Bread of Ethiopia and Eritrea

Injera is traditionally eaten in the African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Teff flour is light whole grain flour you can substitute whole wheat flour in the recipe but the taste will be different. The taste and texture on injera, however, are quite unique and unlike the crepe. Injera bread is thicker than a crepe but thinner than a pancake. Injera is eaten daily in all most every household.

In the African countries of Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti use Teff grass to make flour. Teff flour can be used in a number of things such as cereal, bread, cookies, and other snacks. Today the African Gourmet will be teaching you how to make Ethiopian flatbread called injera bread.
Making Injera Bread of Ethiopia and Eritrea Ingredients
2 cups teff or whole wheat flour
2 cups of water
¼ teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for coating the pan

Directions
Put the batter aside overnight or up to three days to ferment. The batter will start to bubble and obtain its well-known tartness.…

Sweet Green Plantain Porridge

Plantains are one staple food of Africa sometimes eaten with fish or meat. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas.
Bananas are most often eaten raw, while plantains usually require cooking or other processing, and are used either when green or under-ripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet).

Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying.



Sweet Green Plantain Porridge
Yields 3 generous portions
Ingredients3 Green Plantains
¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ cup Whole Milk
½ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 cup Raw Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
5 cups Water


Directions
Cut off the tips of each plantain and make an incision along the whole length of the banana. Slowly slide your thumb along the incision and remove the skin.

Chop the plantain …



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