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Making Salt and gathering food supplies for a boat trip up Lake Albert N’Yanza

After discovering Lake Albert N’Yanza, the Bakers camped near Vacovia, a village next to the lake, in order to prepare boats and supplies for their trip down the lake to the White Nile. As usual, Baker’s descriptions are graphic, as … Continue reading

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A Colonial Description of Making Green Plantain Cider

Samuel Baker loved to talk about local food processing techniques in his mid-19th Century African travel documentaries, which is fortunate for those of us trying to trace foods and their processing prior to modern times in Africa. Here is what … Continue reading

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