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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Liberian rice bread recipe is traditional bread from Liberia

Rice bread Liberian rice bread recipe is traditional bread from Liberia Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture By Chic African Culture African food recipe Liberian rice bread recipe is time honored Liberian bread baked by households across the country. Rice bread recipe Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 50 minutes Ingredients 2 cups rice flour 3 mashed very ripe yellow plantains or very ripe bananas Liberian rice bread 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup vegetable oil Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Bake in a well-greased loaf pan for about 40 minutes. Liberia is Africa's oldest republic. Rice is eaten as breakfast, lunch and dinner in most Liberian households. More economical easy

Super Easy Banana Fritters

Super Easy Banana Fritters Complete your meal with a sweet African dessert Super Easy Banana Fritters. There are thousands of ethnic groups across Africa which influence the use of bananas in African food recipes.  Banana fritters  Super Easy Banana Fritters Ingredients 10 medium very ripe bananas 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 beaten egg 2 cups all-purpose flour Sugar for dusting Directions Mash the bananas well in a bowl. Stir in nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg. Add 2 cups flour and mix well. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Drop 1 tablespoon at a time of the mixture into the oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar. Serve hot. Taro Root Tomato Pottage Stew Recipe What is Cocoyam?

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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