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About African Cooking

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The person who has not traveled widely thinks his or her mother is the only cook (the best cook).
-- proverb of the Ganda people of Uganda;
courtesy African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website

The Congo Cookbook is a collection of African recipes and information about African cooking and food. Here are some observations about African cooking, food and gastronomy.

African Recipe Nomenclature
An African Dinner, c. 1750
Dinner in Zanzibar
Hot Peppers and the Grain Coast
Native and Non-native crops
Sub-Saharan Africa
Women's Work

Also see these introductions to the recipe pages: Chicken Recipes; Fish & Seafood Recipes; Meat Recipes; Rice Recipes; Soup & Stew Recipes; Sauce Recipes; Staple Dish Recipes; Vegetable & Side Dish Recipes; Snack Recipes; Beverage Recipes; and Other Recipes.

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