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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.

Potato Planting Countries in Africa

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The potato is grown in 37 African countries. Egypt is Africa's number one potato producer and South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa largest potato producer. Potatoes grown in Africa soil. The potato is grown in more than 150 countries however, Egypt is Africa's number one potato producer and South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa's largest potato producer. In all African countries, potatoes are both a subsistence and commercial crop in Africa. As a commercial crop, more potatoes are processed to meet rising demand from the fast food, snack and convenience food industries. As a subsistence crop potatoes grown by farmers for consumption by themselves and their family, leaving little or nothing to be marketed. The potato Solanum tuberosum originated over 8,000 years ago near Lake Titicaca, which sits at 3,800 meters above sea level in the Andes mountain range of South America, on the border between Bolivia and Peru. From

Baked Black-Eyed Pea Casserole with Rice and Herbs

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Mix cans of black-eyed peas herbs and shallots into a meatless vegetarian casserole dish creamy inside, crisp on top, casserole reheats beautifully. Our recipe for baked black-eyed pea casserole with herbs and shallots is where you open up a few cans of black-eyed peas, mix everything together. The casserole dish also has fresh flavors from fresh shallots, tomatoes and herbs. This is a meatless vegetarian dish gets finished off with a crunchy, butter-dotted crust of Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Baked black-eyed pea casserole is creamy inside, crisp on top and when you scoop up this casserole you see the pink shallots, the green flecks of herbs, and of course the golden creaminess of cheese and black-eyed peas. The casserole reheats beautifully and pairs with a fresh green salad. It is the ideal balance between hearty, comforting, wholesome, and light. The casserole can be prepared and assembled up to one day in advance, just cover and store in the refrigerator. When baked straight from

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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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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