Does it snow in Africa?

“Does it snow in Africa?” is a common question regarding the perceived climate of the continent and the tall tales associating it mostly if not completely with jungle and desert. The short answer to the question is “yes”. It does snow in...

Taro aka cocoyam, macabo or dasheen

Taro aka Cocoyam or Macabo is a crop cultivated in many regions including Africa and the West Indies/Caribbean. The crop is a staple food in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana where it is eaten boiled, ‘milled’, grated and steamed, fried or roasted to make taro...

Cassava or Manioc

Originally from Latin America, this plant has become a full part of the African food tradition. African meals uses the fresh roots, boiled, fermented and boiled or fried: Chikwang (or kwang), Miondo, Bebolo, Mintumba, boiled cassaba, bekwang (coco) and a lot more. The...