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Africa Through the Lens of Food

Fried fish and tomato gravy, recipe below

President Obama made a recent to trip to Africa which has the continent in the news.  On the occasion on the trip lets talk about African foodways. The Dutchmen Pieter de Marees’ traveled to West Africa and published a related book 1602 with descriptions of food cultures and traditions. “In July coastal towns ... celebrate the opening of the lagoon as the first rains swell them and wash sands bars that hold back the water and the fish from reaching their communities,” he writes. It’s during this time of the year that villages near lagoons hold feast. 

Fried Fish and Tomato Gravy Recipe:



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