Category Archives: fat-Tailed sheep

Cuisines and Crops of Africa, 19th Century – The Limits of Pastoralism as a Lifestyle

  [First posted  24 Oct 2009  Revised 04 November 2011] With the Horn of Africa so much in the news now, I am updating and reposting several links that focus on limited resources in the area. Summary: The importance of the relationship … Continue reading

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Life and Livestock in the Arid Areas of Somiland, 1850’s

When Burton and Speke travelled in the regions of what today is Somaliland, they discovered  ways of life lived by both pastoralists and livestock that were, to them, unique.  Reasonable responses to aridity formed the context for successful survival.  …In … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-East, Breeds of livestock, Burton and Speke, Colonialism, Explorers & exploration, fat-Tailed sheep, Food, Horn of Africa, John Hanning Speke, Livestock, Military position, Pastoralism, Somali, Somalia, Swahili coast | 1 Comment

How to Air-Dry Game Meat and Prepare Nutritious Foods for Safari, 1862

During their explorations of the White and Blue Niles in the mid 19th Century, Sir Samuel Baker and his wife Florence seem to have gone comfortably native – at least when it came to food.  Baker’s travel journals provide more information on … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Colonialism, Cuisine, European explorers, Explorers & exploration, fat-Tailed sheep, Food, History, Horn of Africa, Indigenous crops & medicinal plants, Middle East, Sourcd of the Nile | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments