A great ten days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa to start the new decade 2020. This is the country where coffee comes from. Specifically the wonders of the wild Ethiopian mountains. The very popular drink drunk everyday on mas is made by beans and the coffee plant is grown and originated from this part of the world. It is the area where you will find the most diverse coffee plant varieties. The word ‘coffee’ derives from ‘Kafa’, a region in south west Ethiopia.
African food is no longer just about cooking jollof rice, we are now in the midst of serious entrepreneurs expanding culinary ideas and turning African food into a serious business. The global African food movement is everywhere, today we touch down in the Netherlands and invite you to meet Ebere Akadiri founder of Atarofoods.com. Ataro foods provide training and advisory on West African foods, consulting in restaurant development, and help develop a food processing supply chain for organisations interested in market developments in West Africa.
What do Zimbabweans traditionally like to eat? Huku Ne Dovi (chicken and groundnut peanut stew), Nyam Ne Nyemba (steak and bean stew), Mahobho or Sadza Ndiuraye (spicy meat and vegetable stew) Nhopi Dovi (pumpkin with groundnut sauce) and Sadza Dumpling. These are the foods Zimbabweans eat by Dorinda Hafner.
Here are some facts on the country Zimbabwe.
I have a lot of Nigerian friends and not one of them has ever baked anything for me when I showed up at their door. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that there exists an indigenous dry confectionery mix market in Nigeria! I was curious to find out more and also baffled at my own ignorance. I have always professed that African people don't really do the whole oven baking thing but that's a lie. It is because I don't know how to bake and find that it is easy to blame it on others. Perhaps my Nigerian friends bake for their children and chose to only cook Egusi Soup for me.
It Is Official, We Need To Dream
Ghana VS USA 16 June 11pm GMT
According to BBC Sports 'Ghana striker Majeed Waris faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Brazil after scans revealed he has a torn quadricep. He suffered the injury in only the fourth minute of Monday's 4-0 friendly win over South Korea' . Uh oh!
The first Naija Chop Day is on the Monday 16th June 8.00pm GMT!
This is the day you sit down to watch Nigeria vs Iran and EAT some serious Naija food. Nigeria is host to almost 170 million people. Do you know how many different tribes and food that incorporates? That's way too much to think about so why not celebrate Nigeria as one unit in the shadow of recent unfortunate events.
Côte d'Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast aka Drogba, Didier (DROGBAAAAAH) aka Yaya Touré( YAYAH!)
Ladies and Gentlemen can Côte d'Ivoire continue to live up to its reputation with such football greats at hand?
You think eh?
Okay....we goh see.
Go win dah money den you email me for proov'am...send some of the money for proof. Thank you very much God bless you.
World Cup don cam oh!
Nah for find place for siddown en eat fine African chop.
Here at West Africa Cooks, we are nominating a famous dish for each African country and encourage you to eat in celebration of the team when they play a match.
Trying A New Cuisine
So you are an adventurous eater you have eaten Chinese, Indian and Thai before and you love the flavours of the east. Now you are wondering whether you will like African and Caribbean food during New York African Restaurant Week.
Will I Like It,What Are The Ingredients In These Dishes?
We know that you care about the quality of your food, the ingredients and how spicy hot it will be and so do we and we understand that you would like to find out more before you try a full meal.