Africa is a big continent, not a country. That means "African cuisine" is actually a giant category that doesn't really do justice to the hundreds of different cultures coexisting there.
Back in January, Eater touched on just one African cuisine – Moroccan. Now it's time to dive deeper and explore other types like Mozambican, Senegalese, Eritrean, Nigerian, Ghanian. Of course there's representation from Ethiopian, arguably the city's most famous African cuisine.
Dishes like fufu, ugali, and nsima are guaranteed to make an appearance. They're different names for essentially the same thing – a food made with maize or cassava that's a vehicle for proteins and vegetables. It's a staple in Central, East, and Southern Africa. Jollof rice is a West African dish of rice, tomato sauce, and spices. Egusi is a melon seed used to make a famous West African soup.
With this primer on dishes from across the continent, enjoy these nine places to taste just a small sample of the many African cuisines out there.Read More