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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.

Sweet Tej Ethiopian Honey Wine

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Tej is or honey wine is a favorite brew in Ethiopia, traditional Tej wine is made by boiling the gesho plant’s stems with honey and fermented over a long period of time.  Tej Ethiopian Honey Wine The African Gourmet easy version of Tej Ethiopian Honey Wine uses dry white wine and honey mixed together to create a sweet-tasting sipping wine perfect for a signature wedding cocktail. About Tej Ethiopian Honey Wine In Africa, it is usually women who brew beer, make Tej, and sell these products. In some parts of Africa, the homebrewed traditional production and drinking of honey wine are still very common. In Ethiopia, honey is not made into beer but into Tej, which is honey wine. Tej is a very important drink in Ethiopian cultural life, served at traditional gatherings and special religious ceremonies. Tej is not necessarily alcoholic – often it is drunk before the brew has started to ferment when it still has a strong yeasty flavo

South African Fish Stew Gemma Kerrie

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South African Fish Stew Gemma Kerrie A twist on the South African stew Gemma Kerrie that is usually cooked with beef, but we are using fish to makeover Gemma Kerrie stew for dinner in 30-minutes. Fish Geema Kerrie  Fish Geema Kerrie South African Stew Recipe. Ingredients 2 large fillet of any fish 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 hot chili pepper 2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 bay leaf 6 cups of water Directions In a large pot with a lid add all ingredients, cover, simmer for about 30 minutes, or until well cooked. Remove from heat, and serve with rice or roti bread. Fish Geema Kerrie is even more delicious the next day.

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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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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