Category Archives: Fermentation

Lifestyles and Cuisine of Southwestern Syria, 1809

During the travels of John Lewis Burckhardt in Syria he describes lifestyles as well as major dishes found in  the plateau of Haouran (southwestern Syria).. As well, he gives  recipes for the most important food.  Variations on the cuisine that … Continue reading

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Sorghum Beer in Colonial Burundi and Now

Continuing past blogs on the production of local beverages that are fermented, let’s move on to sorghum beer – which until recent times was the most important local brew in Burundi.  It’s production is described by Hans Meyer, in Les … Continue reading

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Banana Beer and other Fermented Foods in Africa

Blog updated 19 May 2014 Bananas from the Burundi highlands being brought down to Bujumbura and surrounding areas along Lake Tanganyika. The supply chain for banana beer and other small and microenterprises  incorporate a variety of smallholders and workers, such as … Continue reading

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