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Robert Nassau, as David Livingstone before him, was a missionary, explorer, and recorder of people, geography and customs in the areas through which he traveled and lived. Also, as Livingstone, he was a product of the colonial era of the … Continue reading
Continuing our survey of pre-modern dishes with examples from the Gabon area of West Africa, I want to give a recipe for a love filtre for men as detailed by Dr. Robert Nassau, who served as missionary, doctor and ethnologist throughout … Continue reading
The Magicality of Cuisine 1: Meat Cooked in Plantain Leaves as a Love Philtre, 19th Century Gabon, West Africa
Pre-modern cuisine in many parts of the world can be more fully understood not simply as a technical ‘recipe’ to be constructed – but also in relation to the context in which it is situated. Hence, there may be social, sexual, political, religious … Continue reading
Cuisine before Colonization: What did local people eat, prior to the introduction of New World crops? I ask this, because from the prior blog on Cuisine and Crops in Central Africa, it is primarily New World crops that were mentioned … Continue reading
Originally posted on voynichimagery:
Exemplary type: f. 13r. Musaceae root-mnemonic ‘Brews’ f13r VG enlargement Having concluded that the group of plants shown on f.13r came from the Musaceae – and thus agreeing (as I learned months later) with Edith Sherwood,…
Matthew Timothy Bradley is posting a series of blog on field-garb, which is both very useful for those in or going to the field and is also very amusing. Some good analysis from, of course, a field anthropologist. Here are a … Continue reading
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Farmers getting trained on forage management at Kolugelan, Jeldu (Photo credit: ILRI / Aberra Adie) The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) was one of six challenges comprising the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food…