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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. 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.

Zulu Sweet and Creamy Mashed Pumpkin Recipe

Zulu African Recipe, South African Pumpkin

Isijingi is a traditional Zulu recipe of pumpkin, butter, sweet cream and cornmeal.

Cooking pumpkin in South Africa

Zulu Sweet and Creamy Mashed Pumpkin Recipe

Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture


Cooking and eating pumpkin tips; cut up, remove the skin and roast with other vegetables or meat. Young crisp shoots with young leaves can be cooked and eaten - stewed in coconut milk they are popular in Melanesia. Remove any strings and tough parts and stew until tender, or cook as a vegetable in boiling water 3-5 minutes.

Zulu African Sweet and Creamy Mashed Pumpkin Easy Recipe


Zulu African Sweet and Creamy Mashed Pumpkin Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups of canned pumpkin

1/4 cup cornmeal

2 cups half and half 

½ stick unsalted butter

Salt to taste

Optional spices (1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and ¼ teaspoons orange extract and ground cloves) not traditional but adds a familiar flavor to the American palate.

Directions

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve hot as you would sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes.


Zulu African Sweet and Creamy Mashed Pumpkin Easy Recipe


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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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