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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Drink Coffee Like Ethiopians Do

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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 and 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 items is to…

Quiz on the African country of Chad

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Chad is the fifth largest country on the continent of Africa with much of the northern part of the country lying in the Sahara desert. Chad also has a population density of only about 20 persons per square mile. Now that you know a little more about Chad, take our four question quiz on Chad's geography, language, and government and see how well do you know Africa. The answers are below.



How well do you know Chad Quiz Questions and Answers
Try our How Well Do You Know Chad quiz and see how many questions you know the correct answers. The questions can be tricky so pay close attention to the details of each question before you mark your answer. Good luck or bahati nzuri, that’s good luck in Swahili!

Four how well do you know Chad quiz questions
The two official languages of Chad areFrench and English
Arabic and French
Arabic and English
Sara and English

The capital of Chad is?N'Djamena
Umbundu
Moundou
Mongo

Which Government type does Chad practice?Islamic Republic
Crowned Republic
Preside…

Five most famous National Parks in Africa

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Five most famous National Parks in Africa
Africa's top five national parks are spectacular national parks for animal migration and sheltering threatened and endangered African animals.
Five most famous National Parks in AfricaMaasai 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 diverse, 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 migration in July – October, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of the wildebeest migration. 
Serengeti National Park was established in 1951, making it Tanzania's oldest national park. The park is arguably one of the most famous in the world and covers 5,700 square miles of grassland, riverine forest, woodlands, and savannah. It is famed for i…

Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Recipe For Four

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Try our new Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken budget recipe for four using the easiest no fuss 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 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 chicken to the bowl and toss well to combine. Let marinate at least 12 hours.  Reserve ½ cup of the marinate. Preheat grill to medium high…

Cassava Nsima and Pumpkin Leaves African Food Recipe

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Learn how to make a complete dinner meal of cassava Nsima and pumpkin leaves from Eastern Malawi today with the African Gourmet.
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 have a lingering gritty taste. Ns…

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her 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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