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African Cuisines That Trended In 2017

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  • 9 months ago

2017 was a super eventful foodie year.

We began the year sharing recipes on favourite African food like the  Native Soup, the Mashed Peas, and Potatoes with Corn (Irio) and Cucumber-Mango Salad and others.

We indeed had lots and lots of trended African Cuisines. From West Africa to The Centra Africa and South Africa to the rest our motherland.

Here is a list of the top 3 Cuisines in 2017:

  1. The World Hailed Nigerian Jollof Rice and Egusi Soup

As reported on CNN – Richard Quest: ‘The jollof rice will bring me back’

Watch this interview

I’ll be sharing more on the Nigeria Jollof Rice And Egusi Soup

2. Pap en vleis/Shisa nyama, South Africa

Barbecued meat and maize porridge is a combination dearly beloved across many cultures in Southern Africa, and particularly in South Africa, where the braaivleis is a treasured institution and practically a national sport.

“Pap en vleis” (literally, “maize porridge and meat”) is a colourful umbrella of a term that encompasses virtually any combination of starch and braaied or stewed meat, with an obligatory side-serving of spicy gravy, relish or chakalaka.

Shisa nyama, meaning “burn the meat” in Zulu, has come to refer to a festive “bring-and-braai” gathering; Shisa nyama restaurants are often located next to butchers’ shops so patrons can select their own meats and have them cooked to order over fiercely hot wood fires.
Chops, steak, chicken, kebabs and boerewors — a spicy farmer’s sausage — are accompanied by maize porridges in many different forms including phuthu and stywe pap, krummelpap (crumbly porridge), and suurpap (soured pap).

3. Piri piri chicken, Mozambique


Mozambique’s cuisine is a heady blend of African, Portuguese, oriental and Arab flavors — think fragrant spices, hot piripiri and creamy coconut sauces, with hints of cashews and peanuts.
Sizzling, spicy prawns and seafood are often the first choice for visitors to Maputo, but don’t miss the iconic Mozambican dish Galinha à Zambeziana, a succulent feast of chicken cooked with lime, pepper, garlic, coconut milk and piripiri sauce.
It’s generally known simply as grilled chicken piripiri by tourists and is traditionally served with matapa, a dish of cassava leaves cooked in a peanut sauce.

These trios trended both on national and international media the year 2017.
We look forward to more dominance of the African cuisines in 2018.

Video & article citation Source: http://edition.cnn.com/

Gowa
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