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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Image via Wikipedia Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. July and August are the months of engagements and…

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. July and August are the months of engagements and marriages in Burundi and these are almost always accompanied by feasts that are as lavish as the … 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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Brewing Banana Beer in Colonial Burundi

This blog is about the production and consumption of traditional beers in Burundi, as described by Hans Meyer in his 1911 book: Les Barundi, traduit de l’Allemand par françoise WILLMAN, Edition critique de Jean-Pierre CHRETIEN, Paris, Société Française d’histoire d’Outre-Mer, 275p. As discussed in a former … Continue reading

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