Curious about the many cuisines of Africa? Read our guides and essays to deepen your knowledge of African food history, cooking techniques, ingredients, and more.
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Kenyan Chapati (Kenyan Flatbread)
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Sukuma Wiki (Kenyan Sautéed Collard Greens With Tomatoes and Ginger)
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Beef Tibs Recipe
a dutch oven with Kenyan njahi beans in a coconut sauce with a bowl of white rice to the side
Njahi (Kenyan Black Beans) in Coconut Sauce
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Mandazi (East African Coconut Doughnuts) Recipe
Niter Kibbeh Recipe
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Never Heard of Khoja Ismaili Cuisine? It's Time for a Change
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How to Make Harissa From Dried or Fresh Chilies
A collection of ingredients used in Moroccan cooking, including preserved lemon, rose water, cinnamon, saffron, Ras el Hanout, harissa, and a sheet of warqa pastry
How to Stock a Moroccan Pantry: Harissa, Ras el Hanout, and More
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This Iconic Egyptian Dish Is My Ultimate Comfort Food
Molokhia soup in a bowl with pickled red onions.
Molokhia (Egyptian Jute Mallow Soup)
Egyptian Bissara
Egyptian Bissara (Split Fava Bean Dip)
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Chermoula Recipe
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Spicy Carrot and Ginger Soup With Harissa
Roast Chicken with Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey
Roast Chicken With Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey From 'Ottolenghi'
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French in a Flash: Moroccan Baked Scallops Recipe
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Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip Recipe
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Moroccan Almond Phyllo Pastries (A Take On M'hanncha) Recipe
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Moroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine Recipe
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Broiled Mint Msemen With Honey Recipe
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Harissa-Honey Glazed Roasted Salmon Recipe
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Homemade Ras el Hanout Recipe
Moroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine
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Kabab Halla (Egyptian Braised Beef With Onions)
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Moroccan Kefta and Bell Pepper Briouats (Ground Meat and Bell Pepper Pastries)
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Pea, Olive, and Preserved Lemon Salad
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Chicken M’qualli Tagine With Olives and Preserved Lemon
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Basbousa Bel Ashta (Semolina Cake With Ashta Cream Filling)
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Moroccan Egg Drop Harira (Vegetable and Legume Soup)
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Egyptian Fatta
Shakshuka in a cast iron skillet, topped with parsley and olives, with a scooped single serving in a bowl and pita bread on the side.
Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)
Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)
Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup) From 'The Heart of the Plate'
Dukkah (Middle Eastern Nut and Spice Blend) Recipe
Ful medames served inside a bowl with a side of toasted pita
Ful Medames (Egyptian Breakfast Fava Beans With Tahini)
A foil-lined sheet pan of quick broiled shrimp cooked in beer and harissa.
What to Do With Harissa: Recipes for Stews, Salads, and More
A bowl of fresh chile harissa with a spoon on the side
Fresh Chile Harissa
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The History of Hibiscus Drinks in the African Diaspora
Nigerian Food 101: Recipes to Get You Started
Overhead view of all the essential ingredients needed in a pantry to cook a range of Nigerian dishes. Ingredients range from spices to roots to tinned food and fresh spices, organized in a neat grid
How to Stock a Nigerian Store
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Moin Moin (Nigerian Steamed Bean Cake)
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Efo Riro (Nigerian Stewed Greens)
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Nigerian Beef Stew
Side view of Nigerian Masa stacked in a pyramid on a plate.
Nigerian Masa (Fermented Rice Cake Balls)
Lafun
Nigerian Lafun
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Nigerian Peanut Stew
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Nigerian Jollof Rice
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Ewa Riro (Nigerian Stewed Beans)
Finished Nigerian fried rice on a serving platter
Nigerian Fried Rice
Stock in a line on a counter
Curry-Flavored Nigerian Stock
Chin Chin in a white a bowl
Nigerian Chin Chin
Nigerian meat pies on an ovular serving platter.
Nigerian Meat Pie
Puff Puff stacked neatly in a bowl in a pyramid formation
Puff Puff (Nigerian Fried Yeasted Dough)
Akara on a deep blue bowl with a serving of white bread and a serving plate
Akara (Nigerian Black-Eyed Pea Fritters)
Nigerian pepper soup in a white bowl.
Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe
A full bowl of egusi soup served with a serving of eba.
Nigerian Egusi Soup
Eba plated next to a bowl of egusi soup
Nigerian Eba
A bowl of fried dodo in a white bowl on top of an orange towel, surrounded by a bowl of jollof and a second plate of plantains.
Dodo (Nigerian Plantains) Recipe
Chicken yassa on a bed of white rice.
Chicken Yassa (Senegalese Braised Chicken With Caramelized Onions)