YouTube channels for culinary journey of  African  continent

YouTube channels for culinary journey of African continent

One of the best ways to learn about other cultures is through food. It
brings people together and can teach a lot about the heritage that has
passed ingredients and dishes down from generation to generation. Africa
offers a variety of culinary experiences. What better way to open up our
minds and discover the delights that the continent has to offer than
through food? Below is a round-up of some of the best YouTube channels to
check out for a culinary journey of the African continent.

*Taste Southern Africa *

Based in the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg, Lorna Maseko is South
Africa’s homegrown ballet dancer turned celebrity chef. Lorna With A Pinch
Of Salt, her YouTube channel, features her take on international and local
foodie favs. Fancy chicken wings? Ribs? And Kota? Lorna’s got you,
peppering classics with a little bit of good old street food. In
celebration of Africa Day, Lorna has also given us her take on the classic
West African dish of jollof rice, giving it a uniquely South African

2. Taste West Africa

Want to delve into the flavourful world of West African cooking? Nigeria’s
Winnifred Emmanuel is the right person to turn to. On her Zeelicious Foods
channel on YouTube, she gets you familiar with Nigerian favourites like
puff-puff (vetkoek’s West African cousin), dodo (sweet, ripe, fried
plantain) and Nigerian meat pies so that you can also make them in the
comfort of your home.

3. Taste East Africa

Kenya’s Chef Ali Mandhry showcases the best of Swahili cuisine for the
world to see. Combining the tastiest parts of Arab, Indian and Portuguese
influencers, Chef Ali’s dishes are often accompanied by African staples
like maize, plantain, cassava and sorghum. Try the easy Matoke ya rojo
(plantains in tomato sauce) or the hearty Swahili coconut chicken with eggs
for a culinary sojourn to East Africa.

4. Taste North Africa

Travelling North of the content, Alia opens her wonderful Maghrebi culinary
world up to us on her YouTube Channel, Cooking with Alia. Here you will
find a repository of both sweet and savoury mouthwatering dishes like
Ghriba (traditional Moroccan cookies), steamed lamb head Zaalouk (eggplant

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