A Cuisine Created by Slave Women

From Emergent Africa Sat Jan 12 2013, 06:00:00

Gherkins and Tomatoes reviews of kitty morse's Mint tea and Minarets:

...Another interesting aspect of Mint Tea and Minarets crops up with a brief mention on page 74 of the dadas, or African female slaves whom Moroccans historically considered to be gifted cooks. Many recipes remained secret because as slavery diminished, the demand for these women's cooking skills did not. By keeping recipes close to the chest, so to speak, families ensured employment for their newer members as the years went by. I plan to write something about this in relation to the similar phenomena found in the slave-holding American South. The French-Moroccan chef Fatéma Hal looked briefly at the impact of these cooks in Authentic Recipes from Morocco.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Concern About Media Freedom in Niger After Five Arrests in Ten Days (press release)
Reporters sans Frontières
5 November 2015

Newspaper editor Souleymane Salha has been in police custody since 23 November, when he became the fifth journalist to be arrested in the space of ten days in Niger. This is all the more shocking as ... [read more]

Central African Republic:   Gun Battles in Central African Republic Cripple Access to Healthcare (news)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
24 November 2015

After gunmen burned down her village in scrubland of Central African Republic's Ouaka region, Marceline Wanou fled into the forest with her two young sons, hoping to return in a few days. [read more]

Zambia:   'Even Ministers Not Paid November Salaries' (news)
Zambian Watchdog
24 November 2015

Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has confirmed that civil servants have not yet been paid their November salaries' [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!

Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...