The Congo Cookbook
Welcome to The Congo Cookbook, a collection of African recipes (hundreds!) from All over Africa, plus information About African Cooking and Women's Work, cuisine, culture, food, gastronomy, and history. Featuring African Proverbs, Excerpts from historic texts, and Rare Recipes. Hints on How to have an African Dinner Party at home, for school projects, for a club dinner, and for Kwanzaa celebrations. The FAQ describes and tells how to obtain a printed book or PDF file that has all of the recipes published on the Congo Cookbook website. Please enjoy!
Recipes by Country & Region | Recipes by Ingredient | Dessert in Africa | Fufu, et cetera | Greens in Africa | Red Palm Oil | Peanuts in Africa | Suggested Menus | Vegetarian African Recipes | How to have an African Dinner Party | Ingredient-Thickener Matrix | Excerpts | Most Popular Pages | Cooking Methods
This short glossary provides some more information about many of the ingredients, dishes. and other things mentioned in this website.
When an ingredient name is a link, clicking on it should show you recipes that use that ingredient on the Recipes by Ingredient page.
african oil palm | aubergine | baking soda | banana | banana leaf | bantu | bay leaf | biltong | bitterleaf | black pepper | breadfruit | capitaine | cardamom | cassava | cayenne pepper or red pepper | chile pepper | cinnamon | cloves | coconut | cocoyam | coriander | corn | cornmeal | cowpeas | cumin | curry powder | dried fish | eggplant | egusi | fish, dried, salted, or smoked | fish, nile perch | fish, sardines | fish, tilapia | garam masala | garden egg | garlic | ghee | ginger | grapefruit | green beans | green tea | greens | groundnuts | guinea pepper | liboké | maggi® cube or maggi® sauce | maize | mango | mbika | meat, dried or smoked | millet | moambé | ndole | ngege | nutmeg | nyembwe | ogbono | okra | onion | palm butter | palm nuts | palm oil | papaya | peanut butter | peanuts | pineapple | plantain | pumpkin seeds | rice | salted fish | smoked fish | sorghum | sorrel | squash | sweet potato | tamarind | taro | tea | tomato | turmeric | turnip | yam | yassa | yogurt