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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.

About Chic African Culture

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About Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet Saturday at home with Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet in Palm Beach Florida Who is Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet Chic African Culture is the brainchild of Ivy Newton a graduate of Florida A & M University in Tallahassee Florida. Ms. Newton’s family history has tentacles on two different continents, Africa and America. The African country of Mozambique in Southeast Africa is her country of origin, specifically from the tourist and fishing port town of Porto Amelia now known as Pemba. Her family's occupation is that of fishing, fishing in the Mozambique Channel is the lifeblood of the family. Many of The African Gourmet, cooking and recipe division of Chic African Culture, recipes derive from Mozambique with limitless seafood recipes. Many recipes from The African Gourmet gleam directly from family and friends still living in Mozambique and every African   Country. Why are we here? Sin

African Proverbs Six Things I Wish I Knew Before I Quit

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African proverbs are important because they teach life lessons in short simple sayings. Here are six African Proverbs about six things I wish I knew before I quit. Reflect on the important lessons learned from African proverbs to carry with you and not quit life, and look toward the hard times ahead. If there is one thing, you learn as you get older, it is important to know that no one knows what they are doing, everyone is winging it and life is really about how you handle the unknown and being resilient in spite of failing. Society sets many benchmarks that they think we should meet, or conform to, but understand we do not have to live life according to an ideal we do not believe in, and we do not have to apologize for it. The reason why African proverbs speak to our secret places inside us is African proverbs are true statements of how not to quit and love the life we are living. Six Things I Wish I Knew Before I Quit African Proverbs Six Things About Life African Prove

Perfect Salted Fish Directions Step by Step

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Follow these steps to make perfect quality salted and fish. Salting is a perfect way of preserving fish. Salting is the preservation of food with salt and is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. Salt prevents the growth of bacteria by drawing water out of fish cells. If properly packed and kept dry, salted fish will keep in good condition for a long time. Cutting up or filleting the fish is good as it speeds up the preserving salting process. Use perfect salted fish step by step for stew and soup recipes. Perfect Salted Fish Directions Step by Step Three most common species of freshwater fish in West Africa are Sardine, Tilapia and Nile Perch. Tilapia is a good flavored fish, easy to prepare and cook. It is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, making it a healthy choice for the sick and elderly with risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart diseases and an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is very important in our body to help maintai

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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