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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes

When it comes to African food most Americans know very little about her food dishes. Africa's 10 favorite food dishes, there is no better way to understand the culture of Africa than through food. Have you tasted dessert hertzoggies or Egusi Stew? From Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew to Bunny Chow, these are just a few of Africa’s top ten superb traditional foods.

Visiting Africa; do not leave the mother continent of Africa without tasting her 10 favorite food dishes.

 

Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes

Senegal Soupou Kandia Seafood Okra Soup

Soupou Kandia is an African Seafood Okra Soup West African recipe. Families have lived off seafood from the Atlantic Ocean for generations in Senegal. Senegalese fish from pirogues or canoes made from hollowed tree trunks or from the shore with nets and poles.

 

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

Chadian steamed honey cassava bun recipe has as many variations as to the fillings and the preparations. A tasty filling of sweet honey to compliment the delicate soft steamed buns.

 

Frikkadelle Afrikaner Meatballs

South African Frikkadelle is an Afrikaner dish of meatballs that is quick to make and eaten with a side of fried potatoes. Afrikaner recipes are prominent in the rainbow cooking, rainbow nation of South Africa.

 

Akara Fried Black Eyed Peas

Akara fried black eyed peas African recipe are a popular street food in Nigeria. Nigeria is not only the cellular phone capital of Africa but also famous for rich, delicious Akara recipes.

 

Yam Porridge

Igbo New Yam Festival or iri ji ohuru is the celebration of yams with dancing, music and every imaginable dish made with yams. One such dish is a delicious yam porridge recipe.

 

Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew

Cameroon in West Africa, bonga fish is a popular fish to use in recipes, bonga is usually smoked with lots of fresh vegetables.

 

Bunny Chow

Traditional bunny chow or bunny if you are in Durban in South Africa where the dish originated is made with mutton, chicken, beans, curry and vegetables. Bunny Chow is made to be eaten with your hands.

Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes
 

Sierra Leone Smoked Fish Egusi Stew

Flavorful and nutritious Egusi seeds are used to season and thicken vegetable soups and stews. Egusi soup is traditionally served with a side of starchy fufu, used as a scoop to eat the dish or serve over rice.

 

Abenkwan Ghanaian Seafood Stew

Abenkwan is a hearty traditional Ghanaian stew filled with fish, shrimp, garden eggs (eggplants) and palm oil.

 

South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies

A classic South African dessert is Hertzoggies that are sweet and delicious tartlets filled with strawberry jam and decadent coconut topped with baked meringue.


African 10 favorite food dishes, from such an enormous continent different styles of cooking, diverse flavors, textures and ingredients, our top ten African food recipes does not begin to scratch the surface of African cooking but, it is a delicious start.

South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies




More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again.

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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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