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Bissap (juice)
burkinafaso
Bissap (juice) drink
© alsagarden.com
Bissap (also called Karkade) is a celebration drink in Africa. Drunk fresh or warm as a herbal tea, Hibiscus is a plant of the traditional african pharmacopeia. Bissap juice is also drunk in Senegal, Guinea (national drink), Mali (dableni), Ivory Coast, Egypt and Soudan. Hibiscus dried flowers are washed and boiled until coloration of the cooking water, then the cooled solution is filtered. Sugar, nutmeg and water of orange blossom can be added. One can also add some Tamarine juice, Baobab fruit ... read next
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Tamarind (pellets of)
burkinafaso
Tamarind (pellets of) drink
© afrikathome.com
The recipe is the same as ginger pellets. This form allows to keep fridgeless perishable food. You just have to add water before consumption. Tamarind pellets are also available in stores (Starling brand for example).



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Ginger (Pellets)
burkinafaso
Ginger (Pellets) drink
© rtcfbf.biz
When you don't own a frizer, it's possible to preserve drinks for one year by making natural pellets, sort of drink concentrate. Fresh ginger is peeled, crushed, and delayed in water and then filtered and pressed. Then boil the solution until it thickens. The result is mixed with sugar and put on a clean linen to dry with the sun heat. Move the result to crumble it into pellets and put in a plastic bag. It's also possible to buy directly the ginger pellets. ... read next
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Zoom-koom
burkinafaso
Zoom-koom drink
© pagesperso-orange.fr
In mòoré language Zoomkoom means "floury water". This drink is also known as "the welcome water". Ingredients are millet flour, sugar, tamarind decoction, lemon juice and ananas.

Burkina Faso - tales
Arbroussaille
burkinafaso
Arbroussaille tale
© repro-tableaux.com


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Vicious Marabout
burkinafaso
gambia
mali
senegal
Vicious Marabout tale
© over-blog.com
The vicious marabout promises his daughter's hand to four different suitors. Whereas he has only one daughter...




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Grand genie of the bush
benin
burkinafaso
ivorycoast
nigeria
togo
Grand genie of the bush tale
© ssl-images-amazon.com


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Princess Kiug Peulgo
burkinafaso
Princess Kiug Peulgo tale
© DR
Princess Kiug Peulgo is highly demanding, and requires for the perfect husband. Nobody is handsome enough in her eyes, except...

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