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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! III of III (Urban Elite Marriages)

Revised 13 August 2014 Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) here in Burundi can be extremely elaborate.  If at all possible, the family will rent space at a hotel where entertainment, drinks and food will be provided for upwards of 400 … Continue reading

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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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Organic Gardening in Burundi

   Morning ‘rush-hour’ from village to the fields.  Water in the left hand, long-handle hoe in the right, baby on the back, and a snack and nappies balanced on the head. Related articles Sorghum Beer in Colonial Burundi and Now … 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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