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22 06, 2017

Does eating fatty food make you fat?

By |2019-06-06T21:04:12-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Fatty food: There are lots of different kinds of cheese. Why do we need to eat fat? Fats are foods which store energy in case you need it later. Everybody needs some fatty food or they will starve to death. What about carbohydrates? Do we need protein? What part of my body is [...]

21 06, 2017

How to make aloco – West African food

By |2019-01-23T07:52:58-07:00June 21st, 2017|Africa, Food|0 Comments

Aloco Palm oil and plantains Heat a cup of red palm oil (or peanut oil if you can't get palm oil) in a frying pan. Peel and slice raw plantains (they're like bananas) into discs or chunks and sprinkle them with salt. Fry the plantains until they are golden brown. Take the plantains [...]

14 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian Food – Eating and drinking in ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-10T06:44:40-07:00June 14th, 2017|Egypt|24 Comments

Ancient Egyptian food: Actual bread from Egypt's New Kingdom (Vatican Museum, Rome) Ancient Egyptian food: from both Africa and West Asia Because Egypt is in Africa, but very close to West Asia, what people ate in ancient Egypt was midway between African and West Asian food. Wheat, barley, and olive oil all originally came [...]

13 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian plants – papyrus and palm trees

By |2019-09-13T06:58:10-07:00June 13th, 2017|Egypt|12 Comments

Date palm Palms and papyrus The plants that grew in ancient Egypt were very different from plants that grow in America or Britain. The lotus and the papyrus plants, for instance, were (and are) very common in Egypt. Egyptian environment Egyptian animals African environment All our Ancient Egypt articles All the Africa articles [...]

18 05, 2017

Eto – African food

By |2019-05-31T15:42:09-07:00May 18th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Eto: yams before they are cooked What is Eto made of? Eto is a kind of food that people ate in West Africa. You cooked yams until they were soft, and then mashed them. Then you added eggs and palm oil. This made a rich, satisfying food that people loved to eat. What [...]

18 05, 2017

African Food – History – Cooking and eating in early Africa

By |2019-09-10T06:43:56-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa|26 Comments

Early African food: Wheat bread African food before farming Before people started farming, African hunters and gatherers ate mainly fruit (especially figs), with some meat and fish and seafood and eggs. Along the coasts, Africans also fished and gathered shellfish. Early African history Where do figs come from? History of fishing All our Africa [...]