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Posting this recipe for ZWT II - Africa/Middle East. Jollof rice originated in French colonial Africa. The subtle combination of flavors compares to the chicken jambalaya served in New Orleans homes. This recipe taken from "Avons International Cookbook"

Recipe #173305

Nigerian fried dough. Great recipe for a fried bread. I enjoy this recipe because it is quick to make and it is very rich. It is very easy for anyone to make this recipe. My family has had this recipe for a long time. But this is my version of the recipe.

Recipe #415720

This is what happens when you play "Round the World" - you find some really interesting recipes from distant places. Remind me to go to West Africa one day; they already have some of the world's best music and now they show that they can cook too. Looking forward to trying this in the future. I'm not sure about the servings - this looks so good that I guess that in our house it would feed the 2.5 of us. A yellow melon is also suggested as a substitute for the mango if this is not available.

Recipe #50398

2 Reviews |  By Zurie

POSTED FOR ZWT 4. A simple spread made to eat with flat Arabian bread.

Recipe #305020

I love this was always something that we ate back home (Nigeria). I made the recipe to be very spicy but feel free to use half of the pepper or no pepper at all if you are not used to spicy foods

Recipe #387472

From the Feb/Mar 2008 issue of TOH. Submitted by Heather Ewald, who received the recipe from her aunt Linda Klassen who was a missionary in Nigeria for 45 years.

Recipe #447865

From: “Flavors of Africa Cookbook” This unusual drink is served for either breakfast or dessert in Nigeria. It is particularly popular in Lagos.

Recipe #310159

Imoyo dishes combine West African and Brazilian cusine. In the 15th Century, the Portugese slave trade took many West Africans to Brazil. In the 19th Century, some freed slaves returned and settled on the coast of Nigeria, bringing with them green peppers, olive oil and garlic. This salad is typical of this tradition--and quite delicious.

Recipe #185801

6 Reviews |  By Lennie

This lovely salad has a distinctive flavour due to the tarragon, which also adds a touch of sweetness along with the sugar and the oranges. It looks terrific in the bowl and tastes even better. This salad is based on one served at the Magic Pan restaurants here in Toronto back in the 1970s; the recipe was published in the local paper ages ago and I modified it a bit to more suit my tastes. The Magic Pan is now gone but its memory lives on with this delicious salad!

Recipe #14055

This is a popular Nigerian dessert. Untested by me, posted for ZWT III, from

Recipe #232764

This originated in French colonial Africa. I found this in a cookbook under NIGERIA. It's very similar to jambalaya.

Recipe #172926

POSTED FOR ZWT 4. Thanks to Mark Tanner who wrote this down. All genuine African recipes (apart from in the cities and top hotels) are usually severely simple. It is a poor continent and people use what they have at hand. This is a type of bread, with unusual ingredients. As I had gleaned these recipes from other sources, I do not take responsibilty!! Most of these recipe were written down by visitors to these regions. Have fun! (Prep time does not include soaking the chickpeas).

Recipe #305286

Found on Worl Recipes; posting for ZWT 7-Africa (Sudan).

Recipe #455459

This is a traditional Sudanese recipe which I learned from Sudanese friends. It's a great alternative to traditional cakes. The sound of the ingredients might put you off, but you have to taste it to believe how nice it is.

Recipe #105485

A traditional Sudani salad. Posted for Zaar World Tour 3

Recipe #232799

4 Reviews |  By Sue Lau

From the African Cookbook, by Bea Sandler. Posted for ZWT4.

Recipe #305018

I am posting this to serve with Easy African-style peanut chicken. I am a single mother with a disabled child. Since I work and go to college, I need easy, delicious dinners. This isn't really authentic but a friend of mine is in Africa and sends me recipes to "tweak" for my ease of cooking!

Recipe #269396

ZWT7 Africa. Very popular in Egypt and Sudan. This beverage is said to have been a preferred drink of the pharaohs. In Egypt and Sudan, wedding celebrations are traditionally toasted with a glass of hibiscus tea. In Egypt, karkadé as it is called in Arabic, is used as a means to lower blood pressure if consumed in high amounts. Every busy street, train station, bus depot, has its vendors & the dried flowers may be found in every market. From,

Recipe #456615

This is a lovely simple recipe for traditional cinnamon tea as it is drunk in Sudan. You can reduce / increase the servings easily also. Posted for ZWT 4.

Recipe #310746

Makes a great vegetable dip.

Recipe #37613

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