Millet and yams
A field of millet
South of the Sahara Desert, in the Sudan, the weather also got drier about 10000 BC, so people also needed to begin farming. But wheat and barley wouldn't grow so close to the equator.
Raw millet grains
So the people of West
Africa gradually domesticated local grasses that were similar, especially
millet. Millet is a lot like barley
and could also be made into bread or mush (like a thick oatmeal).
In the rain forests south
of the Sudan, you couldn't grow any kind of grasses, because it
was too wet and jungly. Here
people began to farm root vegetables, especially yams, and so they lived
mainly on yams and a lot of dried fish. One kind of food cooked with yams was eto.
Raw and cooked yams
Bibliography and Further Reading
and Recipes of Africa (Kids in the Kitchen.) by Theresa M. Beatty
People of Africa and Their Food (Multicultural Cookbooks)
by Ann Burckhardt
Taste of West Africa (Food Around the World) by Colin Harris
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