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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Dining Etiquette How to eat with your hands

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Eating with your hands African dining etiquette. Let's face it, hand food is fun, in Africa, they traditionally do not use knives or forks but before you get your hands dirty, there are some etiquette rules. Dining Etiquette How to eat with your hands​. Chic African Culture Well technically eating with your hands means eating with small pieces of bread. Eating food with your hands in today’s society is observed as being unsanitary, unclean, bad mannered and even gross. Today as we adopt more customs of the western world, it is common to see people using spoons, forks, and knives. Eating with your hand instead of using silverware is a skill that can be gratifying when done in the approved manner.  Etiquette should be observed when dining in any culture that eating with your hand is a tradition. The hands must be thoroughly washed; hands are washed before and after eating. Typically you eat with your right hand since bodily functions are taken care of with your left hand. The

Personal Thank You from The African Gourmet

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One here: two there: a great crowd  The main objective of our website is to promote a cross-cultural understanding of Africa through its food and art. Thank you for your support over the years. Facts about Africa and its 54 vastly diverse troubled yet intensely uplifting countries. African culture, food, recipes, news, photos and travel, learn about 54 African countries her people, tribes, and communities. "All contributions, however small, are of use" Thank you African sayings, quotes, and proverbs One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.   I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you, my heart has no bottom.   Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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

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