Africa

Africa - Hobbs, April Hobbs, April Dr. Wilder 1102 English...

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Hobbs, April Hobbs, April Dr. Wilder 1102 English 7 March 2008 African Culture and Food Ways Africa, the world’s second largest continent in the world, holds over 580 million people while also having over 800 languages being spoken. As a result of this, a person would automatically expect that the continent is separated into distinct cultures that are very different from one another. However, this is not the case. Dorinda Hafner’s African cookbook Taste of Africa and Time Life’s African cookbook African Cooking suggest that the continent as a whole is slow paced and are not influenced by other continents. Africa’s food ways are a major part of their lifestyle; therefore it is acceptable to determine the lifestyle of Africans just by examining their recipes. Food is so important in their lifestyle that they have a separate building in which they prepare food. Food and its preparation reflect culture, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin confirmed this idea by saying “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” In Dorinda Hafner’s African cookbook A Taste of Africa, each recipe is separated into each African country, yet each recipe suggests the same thing about the African culture, it is very slow paced, and it allots a large amount of time for important life projects. The Cumin Roast Lamb recipe from Ghana takes a lot of time to prepare. Before the lamb is cooked, it says “cover with aluminum foil and stand for at least 2 hours” (17),
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