Hi! Today I want to show you another dish I made that is very popular in the Central African Republic: Kanda. I made this dish when I made the Fufu, so I’d have something to dip it into. Pumpkin seeds is one of the key ingredients in Kanda. I was very intrigued by this asContinue reading “Making Kanda, Central African Pumpkin Seeds Meatballs.”
I was very surprised when I read that cassava or manioc was such an important food staple in the Central African Republic. This root is also very important in the indigenous cuisine of Venezuela, where I was born but we call it ‘yuca’. So I decided to focus on this as I researched about theContinue reading “With cassava …Making Fufu from Scratch!”
Finding unique cultural expressions in a country like the Central African Republic is difficult. Part of it is the lack of written resources about them. Part is that these cultural expressions seem to go beyond their borders into other countries. Every time I do a search, I get results from The Republic of the CongoContinue reading “Kundi & Ngombi, Harps in the Central African Republic.”
Early History 10,000 – 6,000 BCE Desertification forced hunter-gatherer societies south into the Sahel regions of northern Central Africa, where some groups settled. (1) 3500 – 2700 BCE The Bouar Megaliths in the western region of the country indicate an advanced level of habitation dating back to the very late Neolithic Era. “The cooperation necessary to make and position these monumentsContinue reading “History of the Central African Republic”
The Central African Republic also know as CAR, is an landlocked country right in the middle of the African Continent. The countries that share borders with CAR are Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the south, the Republic of Congo to theContinue reading “The Geography of the Central African Republic”
Hello! Welcome to the Central African Republic! The Central African Republic also know as CAR, is an landlocked country right in the middle of the African Continent. The countries that share borders with CAR are Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of Congo to theContinue reading “General Facts about the Central African Republic”
Yes! We are off to Africa everybody! Have you ever heard of this country? I had never… and it’s true… it is right in the center of Africa! How did I not see this country before?! Well we are really going to now! Here we go!
Hello! Yes! I was immediately inspired when I saw Jewish paper cutting and I knew I would attempt an angel in that art form. I tried finding a particular artist, but I decided to look at this art form as a whole and choose elements that I liked from the two particular styles and artists.Continue reading “An Israeli Angel”
No one is certain of how the story of Jewish Paper cutting began. Paper cutting as an art form was started by the Chinese as they were also the creators of paper. Their paper cutting in the only one to be listed in the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Similarities between Chinese paper cutters andContinue reading “Jewish Paper Cutting”
I made bagels from scratch! And it was easier than I thought. And I can tell you they tasted so, so, so good! I don’t think I will ever be 100% happy with store bought ones ever again! Darn. That’s how good they were! Before I share my experience and the recipe, I want toContinue reading “Making Bagels from Scratch! It was easier than I thought!”
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