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#41 Kibibi

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE (SoberSimian @ Jan 5 2006, 06:10 PM)
I love strong food. I really love strong food. But for me the strength and heat must have a purpose. A reason. To enhance the meat or vegetable it's accompanying.

If all I'm tasty is heat and heat only then for me it's pointless. I love all african food but I find that pepper soup is just silly!

'Pepper soup is just silly'

LOL. Funny. I have never tasted it.

#42 abissinia

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 07:30 PM

@SS i love pepper soup, maybe you went to the wrong restaurant?

About the heat thou... I remember the first time i tasted pepper soup shhshh i cried, cried and cried in pain hehe i couldn't stop burning for the rest of the evening lol.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE (SoberSimian @ Jan 5 2006, 06:10 PM)
I love strong food. I really love strong food. But for me the strength and heat must have a purpose. A reason. To enhance the meat or vegetable it's accompanying.

If all I'm tasty is heat and heat only then for me it's pointless. I love all african food but I find that pepper soup is just silly!

For some reason I can't take alot of pepper. The ethnic group on my dads side are not into pepper like the rest of the country. Maybe that's where I got it from. I break out into a real wet sweat and I toilet for a while. I hated it cuz everybody would always laugh when I start sweating real bad. When I eat my foo foo and soup or kasava leaf with little or no pepper I get the usual "what, you can't do that" then it turns to "are you ok"? I'm better than I used to be though. My momz eats pepper raw, the real hot ones.

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (DSP @ Jan 5 2006, 08:23 PM)
My momz eats pepper raw, the real hot ones.

Me too. I eat green chillies raw, love em biggrin.gif .
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 07:00 AM

Pepper soup is the best cure for those mornings after the nigft before. It can be a bit silly though....

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:23 PM

I like to actually taste the food, spicing is more enhancement, not to take over, hence okra stew should taste like FLAVOURED okra stew, not just heat and more heat mixed with slim

which means pepper soup is exactly what it is soup with aloada of pepper! biggrin.gif

me, i rate myself as an excellent cook!, i mix spices and enhance the flavour, aroma is important, it gets the pallate ready.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:59 AM

Our revolutionary spirit...

Our creativity...

Our intelligence...

Our respect and love for nature...

Our 'home remedies' (A whole thread in itself)...

Our reverance for children, the way other Africans are with my child...

Our children, their beauty, their intelligence, their social awareness...
"To kill a woman is to kill humanity itself"

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (abissinia @ Jan 5 2006, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (DSP @ Jan 5 2006, 08:23 PM)
My momz eats pepper raw, the real hot ones.

Me too. I eat green chillies raw, love em biggrin.gif .


**shudders**

that's a sign of badness.



Pepper soup does help cure colds. I eat it when I catch flu.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:38 PM

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**shudders**

that's a sign of badness.


Pepper soup does help cure colds. I eat it when I catch flu.
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Most so called hot food is so not hot enough for me... i need to add a little extra hot sauce.

Actually this reminds me of the yummy stuffed green chillies i yummed last time i was home. Oh heaven, it was so nice and stuffed with red onions, grated carrots, olive oil etc... and some other herbs. The chillies were so big, smell and taste nice and fresh as well.
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:47 AM

African men that are born in the west but still hold the family principles of Africaness close to there heart and support there African women and children whole heartedly without all the bogus inept excuses for wotlessness driven by european principle standards and class.

Chilling with your bonified brethren watching the children play knowing that it's a genuine acquaintance while viewing life from an African perspective as well as contributing to ones immediate African surroundings.

African women that come in all shades and sizes but are all equally crisss in there own different ways legs, bottom, breasts, hair styles, expressions, personality etc etc

Being at the side of your African queen watching her give birth to the little princes and princess's then watching grow every step of the way.

African brethrens putting funds together to support other Africans who wish to start African business devoid of all the european entrapments such as re mortgaging credit and bank loans with everybody benefiting in the long term.

African men that will do anything to bring up there young boys against the wishes of the vindictive mother. While struggling desperately is then forced to employ a by any means necessary stance in order to achieve this goal.

Single parent African women who are left to bring up boys by themselves who manage to do a damn good job insuring that they do not grow up to become wotless clones of there dead beat fathers whether conventional or unconventional.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:43 AM

AFRICAN WISDOM! NONE CAN BEAT IT!

Whatever you need, African wisdom can cover it.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

...Females. Can words really express?

...Cussing. Ouch!

...Improvisation. The original deconstructionists (of everything).

...Voices. Nuff said.

...DNA. Precious.

...Lyrics. Prose's rightful owners (see for example-cussing, improvisation).

...Spirituality. That's the Motherland connection right there. Even those that want to shake it, can't.

...Hips, lips and that deep sweetness. Mmmmmm.

...Attitudes. Boxes are for thinking out of (see improvisation).




...Mother's licks. Always with love.

...Futures.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (masheshola @ Jan 10 2006, 12:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...Voices. Nuff said.
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Have to just emphase this point. Our singing ability. Who else on earths' singing can raise the hair on your back or soothe the soul like Africans (that can sing).

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:21 PM

Why I love African History - it's that permanent reminder emphasising 'As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end!'

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:39 PM

For me, it's the poise, elegance and confidence that emanates from our African women and the strength and resilience of our African men. Of both: their love for and support and respect of Family, history and culture/traditions.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:37 PM

Passion
There is nothing more seductive than African passion whether in politics, relationships or combat. Being a sincere people we have this habit of being so passionate that others often misinterpret our loud voices and strong physical gestures as fighting.

Creativity
If we have no food, then we some how manage to create a feast out of crumbs.
If we have no electricity, then we somehow manage to create entertainment using torches.

Resilience
Enslavement, colonialism, malaria, HIV, arabs, europeans, neo colonialism, dictators, non African religions, missionaries, foreign NGO’s, geldof-a-likes, the british empire, capitalism, patriarchy, cultural disinheritance, puppet regimes/governments and yet we’re still standing.

Justice and patience
Hell hath no fury like an African betrayed.

The African Family Unit.
The single most spiritually powerful organisation in the world.

African Women
If I could repeatedly come back in any shape or form after death I would always choose an African man simply to re experience the joy of being with (Africentric) African women. Friendship, companionship, babymaking practice, marriage, parenthood, unity… what point is there too life without them?

Jollof Rice / Moi Moi
I could almost be tempted to betray my own people for a sista who can cook Jollof rice with plantain and no meat. biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:29 AM

for sheer rock hard determination. We always overcome our obstacles and have a truly spiritual sense of survival.

I love how I have never met an African who says they do not believe in a Higher Power, unlike many Euros who claim Atheism!(?)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:48 PM

Africans high esteem for discipline... sometimes harsh, but hey, it works.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:17 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA

His mum ain't playing!!! I hope the shame does something to him.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:59 PM

[quote name='Toyin' date='Jan 21 2006, 10:37 PM' post='13221']
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[b]The African Family Unit.[/b]
The single most spiritually powerful organisation in the world.


Tell like it is Toyin clap.gif clap.gif




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