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Drink Coffee Like Ethiopians Do

More than just drinking coffee, here is your invitation to a famous Ethiopian coffee ceremony centuries in the making. Ethiopian-style coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a ritual that the women of Ethiopia have participated in for centuries and is the quintessential African food drink recipe. The coffee may be prepared three times in one day for various reasons including a meal. Ethiopians are serious about their coffee. There is a time to share Buna with family, a time to drink Buna with other women, and for breakfast or dinner which may include immediate family, including male members. The Jebena pronounced Jeb-been-nah is often an ornate pot used to boil, prepare, and serve coffee. If you do not have a jebena you serve tea. No jebena means no coffee ceremony. Items such as a tray with coffee cups and all of the items needed for making coffee are gathered and brought to the space in which the ceremony will take place. The primary principle of organizing all of the it

Chad: A Diverse Culture and Geography

Chad: A Complex People and Landscape Chad is a vast and diverse country in north-central Africa, with a population of about 18.5 million people. It is the fifth largest country on the continent but also one of the most sparsely populated, with only about 20 people per square mile. Chad has a rich history, culture, and geography to explore. The People of Chad Chad is home to more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own language, culture, and traditions. The main groups can be divided into two broad categories: the northern and eastern groups, who are mostly Muslim and speak Arabic or other Afro-Asiatic languages, and the southern and central groups, who are mostly Christian or follow traditional religions and speak Niger-Congo languages. Toubou man The northern and eastern groups include the Toubou, the Zaghawa, the Kanembu, and the Arabs. These groups are mainly nomadic or semi-nomadic pastoralists who raise camels, cattle, sheep, and goats in the arid regions of the Sahara and the S

Africa's top five National Parks

The National Park Service throughout Africa preserves the natural and cultural resources for education, outdoor recreation and inspiration of future generations throughout the continent and the world.  The five most famous National Parks in Africa are the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Virunga National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kruger National Park. Africa's top five National Parks are spectacular national parks for animal migration and sheltering threatened and endangered African animals. Baby rhino Five most famous National Parks in Africa. Maasai Mara National Reserve (Masai Mara in Tanzania) is located in south-west Kenya. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, it forms Africa’s most incredible and most spectacular ecosystems. Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya has nearly 150,000 visitors from across the world come annually to witness the wildebeest migration and river crossings. With the wildebeest migratio

Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Recipe For Four

Nigerian grilled ketchup chicken budget recipe for four using the easiest no fuss tomato marinade packed with sweet and hot flavor from Lagos Nigeria. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city and has one of the best street food scenes in the world. Passing up authentic Nigerian Grilled Chicken is unheard of for African foodies. Make our African Food recipe Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken. Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Ingredients 1 chicken cut-up - 2 split chicken breasts, 2 chicken wings, 2 chicken thighs, 2 chicken legs ½ cup ketchup ¼ cup white vinegar 1 chicken seasoning cube 5 chopped garlic cloves  1 chopped red onion 1 chopped white onion 10 chopped hot peppers 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon ground curry 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup vegetable oil Directions In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except chicken. Add chick

Cassava and Pumpkin Leaves Recipe

Learn how to make a complete dinner meal of cassava Nsima and pumpkin leaves from Eastern Malawi today with the African Gourmet. Pumpkin Leaves Pumpkin Leaves Ingredients 3 medium red tomatoes, diced 4 handfuls of chopped pumpkin leaves 1 cup groundnut powder 2 cups vegetable broth or water Pumpkin Leaves Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Serve over nsima, directions are below. How to make cassava Nsima. Traditionally Nsima is used as a side dish to soups and stews in Malawi Africa. Nsima takes about 30 minutes to make and makes anything more delicious. It pairs well with anything from sautéed vegetables to slow-cooked stews. Nsima needs to be stirred and stirred a lot for a smooth consistency. Nsima is very easy and quick to make, just remember to gradually pour and stir at the same time so it does not get any lumps. When you are making your African food recipe of Nsima, cook it for the correct amount of time, so you do not h