A Sweet Taste of Africa

West Port: Greenwood Press, 2005. Rambuwani, Luambo David. Diospyros lycioides Desf. . 12 9 2007 <http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/diospyroslyc.htm>. State of Victoria. Food culture and religion. 10 10 2007 A Sweet Taste of Africa ...

Author: Ivy Newton-Gamble

Publisher: ivy newton-gamble

ISBN: 0615224687

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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The good news is you can find all the ingredients for the recipes in A Sweet Taste of Africa at your local grocery store. Sugar translates into "sweet" on the tongue of almost every human being. Whether sugar is in the form of honey, sugar cane, beets or refined sugar it is a universal and versatile ingredient. The cakes, pies, cookies, brittles, fritters, fruit salads, beverages and preserves in this book will surely satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. A Sweet Taste of Africa takes you on a culinary voyage though the sweet culinary explorations of the entire continent of Africa. You will find that "sweet is sweet" no matter what continent you happen to live on. The thought of Africa's sweet culinary inclinations may raise your eyebrows at first but as you read and prepare the recipes, the tastes are familiar and delicious. Also, learn simple African words with ten African Languages 101 tutorials.


Elevated and sustained desire for sweet taste in African Americans : a potential factor in the development of obesity . Nutrition , 16 ( 10 ) : 886-893 . Schiffrin , E.L. ( 2002 ) . Beyond blood pressure : the endothelium and ...

Author: Luca N. Wagner

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600219894

Category: House & Home

Page: 242

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Urbanization refers to a process in which an increasing proportion of an entire population lives in cities and the suburbs of cities. Historically, it has been closely connected with industrialization. When more and more inanimate sources of energy were used to enhance human productivity (industrialization), surpluses increased in both agriculture and industry. Larger and larger proportions of a population could live in cities. Economic forces were such that cities became the ideal places to locate factories and their workers. This new book presents recent and significant research from around the globe.

Optimising Sweet Taste in Foods

... 411 adenylyl cyclase (AC) 8, 14±15, 16 ADMET profiling 313 adolescents 56±7, 115±17 affination 139 Africa 225 age development of sweet taste preference 55±7 and sweet taste perception 57±8, 115±18 ageing 117±18 AH-B model 285, 313, ...

Author: W J Spillane

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 1845691644

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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A sweet taste is often a critical component in a consumer’s sensory evaluation of a food product. This important book summarises key research on what determines consumer perceptions of sweet taste, the range of sweet-tasting compounds and the ways their use in foods can be optimised. The first part of the book reviews factors affecting sweet taste perception. It includes chapters on how taste cells respond to sweet taste compounds, genetic differences in sweet taste perception, the influence of taste-odour and taste-ingredient interactions and ways of measuring consumer perceptions of sweet taste. Part two discusses the main types of sweet-tasting compounds: sucrose, polyols, low-calorie and reduced-calorie sweeteners. The final part of the book looks at ways of improving the use of sweet-tasting compounds, including the range of strategies for developing new natural sweeteners, improving sweetener taste, optimising synergies in sweetener blends and improving the use of bulk sweeteners. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Optimising sweet taste in foods is a standard reference for the food industry in improving low-fat and other foods. Investigates what determines consumer perceptions of sweet taste Looks at improving the use of sweet-tasting compounds Explores strategies for delivering new natural sweeteners

The Sweet Taste of Spring

We followed an invasion force into Northern Africa. Africa was too hot for me, but John seemed right at home. Now this was not the Africa of Hollywood. This Africa was hot, dry, ... Dying without orders never 84 The Sweet Taste of Spring.

Author: Tony Belmonte

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595245323

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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A trio of short stories from first time author Tony Belmonte, looking at the experiences that shape who we are and what we will become. In the title story, The Sweet Taste of Spring, follow the life of a youth hostel director as he struggles to find love and happiness. In The Things We Leave Behind, share the memories of American soldiers in various wars. In the short story X27, see through the words of a Captain's letter advising about making contact with a new planet.

The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

Franklin said the only time he'd felt it was on a trip to Africa , and I guess , when you think about it , we all come from Africa if you go back far enough . I can't say I thought much about the concept when he told me , but yes , I've ...

Author: Pamela Terry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0593158466

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A woman returns to her small southern hometown in the wake of her mother’s sudden death—only to find the past upended by stunning family secrets—in this intimate debut novel, written with deep compassion and sharp wit. “A deeply moving work of Southern fiction that will appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . a story to remember long after the last page is turned.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop Lila Bruce Breedlove never quite felt at home in Wesleyan, Georgia, especially after her father’s untimely demise when she was a child. Both Lila and her brother, Henry, fled north after high school, establishing fulfilling lives of their own. In contrast, their younger sister, Abigail, opted to remain behind to dote on their domineering, larger-than-life mother, Geneva. Yet despite their independence, Lila and Henry know deep down that they’ve never quite reckoned with their upbringing. When their elderly mother dies suddenly and suspiciously in the muscadine arbor behind the family estate, Lila and Henry return to the town that essentially raised them. But as they uncover more about Geneva’s death, shocking truths are revealed that overturn the family’s history as they know it, sending the pair on an extraordinary journey to chase a truth that will dramatically alter the course of their lives. The Sweet Taste of Muscadines reminds us all that true love never dies.

Sweet Taste of History

Makes 1 serving Before it was distilled in America, rum was imported through the triangular trade between West Africa, the Caribbean, and the American colonies. Merchants brought slaves from their homes in Africa to the islands, ...

Author: Walter Staib

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001922

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A Sweet Taste of History captures the grandeur of the sweet table—the grand finale course of an 18th century meal. Rather than serving something simple, hostesses arranged elaborate sweet tables, displays of ornate beauty and delicious edibles meant to leave guests with a lasting impression. A Sweet Taste of History will have the same effect, lingering in the minds of its readers and inspiring them to get in the kitchen. This gorgeous cookbook blends American history with exquisite recipes, as well as tips on how to create your own sweet table. It features 100 scrumptious dessert recipes, including cakes, cobblers, pies, cookies, quick breads, and ice cream. It includes original recipes from first ladies well-known for entertaining, such as Martha Washington’s An Excellent Cake and Dolley Madison’s French Vanilla Ice Cream. Chef Staib also offers sources for unusual ingredients and step-by-step culinary techniques, updating some of the recipes for modern cooks. This wonderful keepsake will bring a bygone era in America to life and inspire readers who love to cook, entertain, and follow history.

West Africa

life The sweet taste of of success success rised in her work , saying that this is too Bunmi Akpata - Ohohe meets Dorinda Naa Tsenkua Hafner , a woman W FARE in the drawing room of a small COURTESY : CHANNEL 4 TELEVISION constricting ...




Category: Africa, West


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Livingstone s Africa

Perilous Adventures and Extensive Discoveries in the Interior of Africa David Livingstone. PARTY ATTACKED BY FEVER . ... This bush bas fine silvery leaves , and the bark has a sweet taste . The elephant , with his usual delicacy of ...

Author: David Livingstone



Category: Africa, Central

Page: 596

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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

This bush has fine silvery leaves, and the bark has a sweet taste. The elephant, with his usual delicacy of taste, feeds much on it. On emerging into the plains beyond, we found a number of Bushmen, who afterward proved very serviceable ...

Author: David Livingstone

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Travel

Page: 692

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"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


This bush has fine silvery leaves , and the bark has a sweet taste . ... I had seen this disease before , but did not at once recognise it as the African fever : I imagined it was only a bilious attack arising from full feeding on flesh ...

Author: David Livingstone





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Lost Crops of Africa

High priority should be given to those benefiting the traditional smallholders of West and Central Africa. ... tubers be crunchy and juicy and weighing 0.35-0.9 kg with a sap that is watery rather than milky and a slightly sweet taste.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309164542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists and policymakers and in the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each vegetable to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume III African fruits.

African Indigenous Vegetables in Urban Agriculture

(T. fasoglensis) has a similar habit and uses, but is more widely distributed from South Africa to Eastern Africa and the Shaba region of the Democratic Republic of Congo ... The ripe black fruit pulp is eaten raw and has a sweet taste.

Author: Charlie M Shackleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136574999

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge of the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and livelihood contributions of indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. There has been growing research and policy effort around urban agriculture in the region over the last two decades, but never has it been integrated with work on under-researched crops such as indigenous vegetables. These species have multiple advantages, including low input requirements, adaptability to African environments, high nutritional value and marked biodiversity, cultural and local food security significance. Yet they are overlooked in the modern world, where recent emphasis has been directed to growing a limited range of exotic crops, both for internal markets and for export to developed country markets. This book provides evidence that, in spite of this neglect, in many African cities indigenous vegetables are still widely used, cultivated and marketed. It goes on to consider their potential to contribute to income generation and poverty alleviation of the growing numbers of urban dwellers in sub-Saharan Africa, whilst promoting urban greening and sustainability. Based on critical analysis of the debates it presents a multidisciplinary analysis of the realities and future opportunities.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

... and in some subtropical regions of the continent. Ethnomedicinal Uses — The African Pharmacopoeia436 listed the plant for the treatment of liver dysfunction and as a diuretic and antiatherosclerotic. It imparts a sweet taste to food ...

Author: Maurice M. Iwu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466571985

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 506

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With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

The Great Escape That Changed Africa s Future

The Church in action and the secret flight of 60 African students to France Harper, Charles R., Nottingham, William J ... Africans Chuck: “That was a sweet taste of success when we had heard that the first group had crossed into France.

Author: Harper, Charles R.

Publisher: Lucas Park Books

ISBN: 1603500669


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This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France. Most were Angolan intellectuals. Some were from Mozambique and others from Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé-and-Principe. Soon after the first anti-colonial armed rebellions broke out in Angola (March 1961), the student community in Portugal suffered increasing harassment by the Portuguese political police. Passports were confiscated and some arrests of suspected student leaders occurred. Many students - men and women - decided to flee Portugal illegally. It was risky business. False passports from friendly African countries had to be found, contacts set up for night border crossings into Franco's Spain, and then overland transportation to France. Some of the students, graduates of North American and British missionary schools in Africa, appealed to the World Council of Churches in Geneva to help them escape. The challenge was accepted by the French Protestant service agency CIMADE. The successful operation makes for exciting reading. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 7.9px Arial} This updated edition includes recollections of African heads of government who participated in the Great Escape.

Fusion Foodways of Africa s Gold Coast in the Atlantic Era

Foragers identified desirable characteristics, such as large tubers and a 'sweet' taste indicative of low dioscorene toxicity, in certain wild yams and encouraged their reproduction. Perhaps those responsible for the arduous processing ...

Author: James D. La Fleur

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004224122

Category: History

Page: 216

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This volume describes the agricultural and cultural history of the Gold Coast (now, Ghana) in the Atlantic era, exploring the historical significance of new food crops and culinary techniques from the Americas, Asia and elsewhere in Africa to the farmers who produced them and to everybody who ate.