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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.

What Does Pigeon Taste Like?

What Does Pigeon Taste Like
Perfect Pigeon Recipe

Young pigeons are the best for roasting since the meat is tender, as the pigeon gets older the meat gets tougher and the birds are best slow-cooked. Wood pigeons are considered the top shelf of cooking pigeons. Egyptian Braised Pigeon is slow-cooked making pigeon a delicious delicate meat dish.


Pigeon Recipe Made Easy


This recipe is so simple you will make Egyptian Braised Pigeon at least once a week.

How to Make Egyptian Braised Pigeon

Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture by Chic African Culture African food recipe

What does pigeon taste like? If a pigeon eats corn, the birds will have a sweet, nutty flavor. Their flesh tastes like what they feed upon in the wild or on the farm. Culture and food of Egypt would not be complete without including the African food recipe Braised Pigeon. In Egypt and many parts of Northern Africa, Braised Pigeon is a common dish.


How to Make Egyptian Braised Pigeon

Egyptian Braised Pigeon

Serves 4

Egypt African food

Total time from start to finish 90 minutes

Ingredients

Two cleaned cut up pigeons

2 cups uncooked couscous

1 1/2 cups whole milk

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Directions

Boil the pigeons for 10 minutes with salt. Remove pigeons from water into a large heated ovenproof Dutch pot with butter, seasonings and brown pigeons lightly over medium heat. Pour milk over pigeons bake covered 1 hour until tender. Remove from oven and add couscous into baking dish and cover with lid, let stand 10 minutes until couscous is cooked and serve.

 

What Are Squabs

Squabs are young pigeons and are usually expensive as they are considered a delicacy to eat. The birds are very small and you do not get much meat off them, as their bones are tiny. After the egg has been incubated for seventeen days by the parent birds, the squab hatches.

At first, it is fed a milky substance called pigeon milk which increases in thickness as the squab grows older. The squab lies in the nest for four weeks and in that, time puts on fat, which for lack of exercise is exceptionally tender.

The squab, until it is four weeks old, stays in the nest, and is fed with seeds and beans, and kept as fat as possible. The vegetable protein in the seeds is changed to animal protein in the squabs. They are ready for market when four weeks old since in Egypt, squab is considered a delicacy. Ancient Egyptians began using pigeons for ceremonial and culinary purposes at least 4000 years ago.

Squabs should be more freely consumed, and one will find them most appetizing. A great variety of dishes may be prepared with them and one will never tire of their delicious flavor and their tender qualities. One great recipe is the recipe above, Egyptian Braised Pigeon. Happy eating your new-found favorite Egyptian food 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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