African Food Facts and Recipes
African food recipes vary from village to village. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. Food of Africa reflects its history.
African food recipes from 54 African countries on the African continent have its own food influences. African food recipes are usually based on a carbohydrate staple such as cassava, sweet potatoes, cocoyams, yams, and plantains. It is impossible to group African food into one category.
The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. African food is often highly seasoned with no less than five or six spices blended masterly into one dish. Fishing is the lifeblood of Africa. The coastline of Africa is 18,950 miles, countless lakes and rivers, Africa's largest lakes are located in the Great Lake region and are centered on and around the East African Rift.
The longest river in the world, the Nile at 4,132 miles is located in eleven countries in Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt. West African nations have some of the richest fishing grounds in the world.
Imported and locally grown cereal grains such as sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, teff, fonio, wheat, and rice are consumed in large quantities and are a major part of the African diet.
Goat meat is a popular recipe ingredient in Africa.
Turmeric Goat Meat Recipe
2 cups vegetable broth
Jackfruit Vegetable Stew Recipe
Fishing in Ghana Over a billion people, most of whom are poor, depend on fish as a source of animal protein. Fish is the cheapest source of animal protein in Africa. Seafood recipes are popular not only because of economics; Africa has a coastline measuring 18,950 miles or 30,500 kilometers. The continent is surrounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the circulating waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.
|Obe Eja Tutu African Tomato Fish Stew|
Obe Eja Tutu African Tomato Fish Stew
|Boiled Nigerian Yams|