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Botanical – Brews

An interesting blog on botanical brews from Diane O’Donovan and her excellent writeups on the Voynich manuscript. I’d completely forgotten the exchange that we had on botanical brews – as discussed by me here – https://dianabuja.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/banana-beer-and-other-fermented-drinks-in-africa/. Diane carries out 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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