Traditional Nigerian Food. By: Aaron, Santi, and Antonio 10/11/12 Tokyo . Table of Contents:. Food History Agriculture and Geography Nigerian Food Staples Cuisine Food Preparation Culture and Customs Sources. Food History.
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Traditional Nigerian Food
By: Aaron, Santi, and Antonio
Due to trade with the Europeans, Nigerian cuisine has evolved from the usage of overseas food staples such as wheat, maize, rice, beans, cassava, and spices (from Asia). However, native dishes have been preserved, only to be flavored and detailed upon.
The Portuguese were the first Euro. to visit Nigeria in the 1400's.
Niger R. provides transportation and crop water as well.
Some of the most popular dishes are Fu-fu (dough-like yam), Yam porridge, Iyan (mashed yams), Suya, Coconut rice, Nigerian Stew, Dodo (fried plantains), and Chin Chin (fried-sweet cookie).
Beverages consists of palm-wine; an alcoholic drink made from the sap of a palm tree, Kunu, and fruit-based drinks.
Nigerian man preparing food by mashing food in a pot.
Nigerian man preparing food by grilling it in a little grill.
Two Nigerian men preparing their meals by frying them in a fire.
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