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Pumpkin Sweetbreads South African Bredie Stew

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Pumpkin Sweetbreads South African Bredie Stew
South African Sweetbread Food Recipe


Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie Stew Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-23-2012

By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

What are Sweetbreads? Despite the alluring name, Sweetbreads are not sweet and contain no pieces of bread. Sweetbreads are offal meats or organ meats, the thymus and pancreas from veal and lamb, beef and pork.

Pumpkin Sweetbreads Bredie Stew RecipeServes 4
African food
Total time from start to finish 50 minutes


Sweetbreads are available from respectable butchers.
Ingredients     2 pounds veal sweetbreads soaked for two hours and rinsed well 1 cup canned puree pumpkin 1 cup any sliced mushrooms 1 small onion diced 1 cup sliced tomatoes 11/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon butter 11/2 cup cream 4 cups water
Directions Take all the fat off sweetbreads; throw into boiling water; add one teaspoonful of salt and simmer 20 minutes, remove all skin and pic…

Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup

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Bokmakiri is a type of soft goat's milk cheese made in South Africa


This broccoli soup with Bokmakiri goat cheese is easy to make soup that uses just a few ingredients and is full of tasty flavor.
Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup
Ingredients
1 cup of goat cheese
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons of a solid fat like bacon grease, butter or lard
¼ teaspoons sea salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Directions
Melt fat; add dry ingredients gradually the liquid then add broccoli. When at boiling point and just ready to serve add cheese. Any kind of cheese may be used for this purpose.

Smart Beautiful and Hot African Fashion Magazines

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Haute African Fashion Magazines
Highlighting modern African perspectives of African fashion and everything in between. Each magazine has its own uniqueness however; each magazine provides a positive portrayal of Africa and her continuing inspiration on culture throughout the world. Listed are a few of our favorite haute African fashion magazines. Many more print and digital African publications are media standouts reflecting Africa’s gorgeous diverse culture discover your favorite.
Zen Magazine Africa is a vibrant African - based global online magazine that promotes fashion, travel, models, African Heritage and cultural arts from Africans.


ARISE is Africa’s first and foremost international style magazine. Highlighting African achievement in fashion, music, culture and politics, it provides a positive portrayal of the continent and its contribution to contemporary society across the world.


New African Womanis a colorful lifestyle magazine dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of fashi…

Republic of Benin achieved independence in 1960

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Republic of Benin achieved independence in 1960
The West African Country French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975.

Quiz on Benin, let's see what you know with these seven true false questions.
Benin changed its name from Dahomey in 1975?True or False True

False

Benin has an older age structure with the average age of 53? True or False True

False
A resident of Benin is called Beninese?True or False True

False
The population of Benin is primarily located in the south?True or False True

False

Adjrala hydroelectric dam is located on the Mona River?True or False True

False

In Benin, about 40% of the population lives below the poverty line?True or False True

False

The Benin shield is broken into five quadrants?True or False True

False

Explanation of the Republic of Benin Crest

Crest Two horns (cornucopias) with corn in the ear and filled with sand

The shield is broken into four quadrants:

(1) Somba Castle

(2) Star of Benin

(3) Palm Tree

(4) Ship

The sh…

Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field

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Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field Kipchoge Kip Keino was Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field. Kipchoge Kip Keino the first chapter in Kenya’s success story in distance running.

Kip Keino born January 17, 1940 in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Keino, played rugby before taking up athletics. Keino’s father, a long-distance runner himself, encouraged his son in the sport. Keino is a four time Olympic winner in 1,500, 5k and steeplechase fields. Keino won a bronze, two silver and gold in 1968.

At the 1968 Olympics, he competed in six distance races in eight days. Kip Keino beat the favored Jim Ryun in the Olympic in Mexico City by 1,500 meters in 1968 the widest margin of victory in that event in Olympic history.

Keino and his wife took in many orphaned children while having seven of their own. After finishing his sporting career in 1973, Keino lived on a farm in Western Kenya where he heads a charitable foundation for orphans and became …

Tribes of Kenya Facts

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Tribes of Kenya Facts

Facts About Kenya Kenya has one of the most culturally diverse populations in Africa. Kenyan tribes include, the Kikuyus, also known as Gikuyu, Luhya, Luo tribe, Kalenjin, the Kamba tribe, also called the Akamba, Kisii, Maasai, and the Meru.
Kenyan Culture
Tribes of Kenya Eight Interesting Facts
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
9-9-2012


There are over 40 Kenya tribes; indigenous tribes of Kenya fall into three ethnic groups, namely: the Bantus, the Cushites and the Nilotes.
Kenyan Tribes Facts  Capital: Nairobi Area: 580,367 sq. km (slightly more than twice the size of Nevada) Population: 45 million



Largest tribes in Kenya

Kikuyu
The Kikuyus, also known as Gikuyu or Agikuyu, make up Kenya’s largest ethnic group around 22%.The Kikuyu tribe is a Bantu tribe that neighbors the Embu, Mbeere and Meru tribes around Mount Kenya. Kikuyus speak the Kikuyu language, and most of them live around the fertile central highlands and Mount Kenya where they m…

Farming African Proverbs

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Farming African Proverbs Farming African Proverbs



If the day of harvesting or eating yams is the same as the day of planting yams, even goats will not be allowed to eat the yam peels. (English)
Nenye etedugbe enyetefagbe la anye gbowoha madu tetsro o. (Ewe language)
Ikiwa siku yakuvuna magimbi ingekua kama siku ya ku panda, basi hata mbuzi wasinge ruhusiwakula maganda. (Swahili)
Si le jour de récolte d’ignames serait comme le jour de sasemence, même les chèvres ne séraient pasautorisées à manger ses pelures. (French)


Farming African proverb explained Due to changing conditions in many African societies from rural agrarian populations into blue-collar urbanites, this kind of proverb is well placed to educate people to be humble and not forget their humble backgrounds even when they become very successful people later on in life.

They should be kind to others who may not be fortunate enough to benefit from the joys of modern life. They should have open minds and open hearts in sharing and…

Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population

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Most of Ethiopia's estimated 71 million sheep and goats are raised by small farmers who used them as a major source of meat and household income. When food prices rise, as seen during the 2011 drought, poor households are forced to choose between selling livestock to maintain current consumption levels or risk malnutrition to protect future income sources.
Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population

With an estimated 52 million cattle, 36 million sheep, 35 million goats and 5 million camels in 2009, Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population. Pastoralist communities are highly dependent on income from livestock to pay for food, health services, and school fees. 

When food prices rise, as seen during the 2011 drought, poor households are forced to choose between selling livestock to maintain current consumption levels or risk malnutrition to protect future income sources.

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