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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 Recipe Serves 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 in

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 Photo- by Kris Krug 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.  Photo- by Kris Krug 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

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 quad

Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field

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Kipchoge Kip Keino 1968 Olympics 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

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 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 s

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 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. Almost the entire rural p

Meet the Author.

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

Chic African Culture

Elegant but earthy The African Gourmet and Chic African Culture highlights African culture, food recipes, modern and ancient history.

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