Flavors of Africa: Discover Authentic Family Recipes from All Over the Continent

In Flavors of Africa, Evi Aki shares the traditional Nigerian dishes she grew up enjoying, as well as typical eats from all across the continent. She introduces customary recipes from each of Africa’s different regions, including meals from Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Angola and more, all of which she collected with the help of relatives and family friends.

Sample tried-and-true staples that have survived generations, like Nigerian Red Stew, Jollof Rice, Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Eritrean Red Lentils with Berbere Spice Mix. Enjoy Evi’s unique spin on classics like West African Egusi Soup and Ewa Oloyin (a vegetarian bean dish), in addition to her lighter and healthier take on traditional African street foods like Zanzibar Pizza.

Whether you’re a foodie, a spicy food aficionado or simply looking for a colorful new cuisine to try, Flavors of Africa is an excellent map for your culinary journey.

Sample recipes from Flavors of Africa: Discover Authentic Family Recipes from All Over the Continent

Harissa Grilled Chicken

The first time I tasted harissa, I was blown away by the smoky depth of flavor. I knew I wanted to keep it in my refrigerator, so I started buying the store-bought version to season pretty much everything I was eating. The only problem was that a jar of harissa didnt last very long in my kitchen so, I turned to making my own version at home. I added a can of fire-roasted tomatoes to my recipe to add some bulk to the sauce.

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It makes me so happy whenever I see an African recipe break into the mainstream. Our food can often be left out, so to see other cultures celebrate and enjoy it brings a smile to my face. Shakshuka is very popular right now, and you can find so many variations and toppings for it. I wanted to take it back to tradition. No frills, no extras. Just the basics. Its spicy, thanks to the chiles and a good amount of smoked paprika, and the tomatoes bring a nice amount of acidity and sweetness.

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