The book is divided into chapters that discuss the edible history of Africa, the range of food regions in Africa, a glossary of African ingredients and utensils, and an argument that the much vaunted Mediterranean diet needs to look south for its origins. Recipe chapters fall along traditional lines: appetizers, salads and soups, condiments, vegetables, main dishes, breads and starches, desserts, and beverages--and include dishes from all over the continent. You will find the likes of Sardine Fritters (Algeria), Avocado and Papaya Salad (Kenya), Pili Pili Sauce (western Africa), Mashed Eggplant à la Zeinab (Sudan), and Grilled Shrimp Pili Pili (Mozambique).
Africa, Harris argues, isn't the Dark Continent, but the "continent about which we are in the dark." Use The Africa Cookbook to taste your way into the light. --Schuyler Ingle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
the recipes are easy to follow! the flavors are exotic but can be made with ingrediates from local suppermarkets. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Seth Reed
I have looked through several African cookbooks - compilation volumes as well as books for countries and regions. This one has a good variety of dishes and regions represented. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ms. D
My son went to Uganda for a mission trip. This will be a fun book. Hoping to recreate some dishes he had while threre.Published 18 months ago by Mom2Two
For someone who enjoys digging in to cultural and ethnic recipes with a flourish - this one is great! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jacky
The recipes were mostly for groups of 6 - 8 or more people. No where near what I was led to believe from the advertising details.Published 22 months ago by Mark Lambert
its great recipees from my homeland, i can create different tastes of my homeland africa for delicious great thre course menus and buffetsPublished 23 months ago by eric
Jessica Harris is an inspirational author with vast knowledge of African cooking. There are more than just recipes in this cookbook.Published on July 2, 2009 by Author
The book is a nice introduction to African cooking with hard to find senegalese recipes. However, the ethiopian selection is ridiculous, there are so many wonderful possibilites... Read morePublished on August 30, 2006 by Elena