Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Best in the World 2020 for Culinary History.
In Wisdom Soaked in Palm Oil, award-winning author Cynthia Bertelsen celebrates the cooks and spectacular cuisines of Africa. At the age of nine, she read the chapter on Morocco in Walt Disney's People and Places, and her interest in Africa never diminished. That interest only increased once she'd lived in Africa for several years. With musings on history and books, people and places, Wisdom Soaked in Palm Oil leads the reader into the vibrant, flavorful world she experienced. A series of fifty chapters―replete with recipes―reveals the culinary richness and wisdom found in the kitchens of Africa, from Morocco to South Africa and all points in between.
"Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten" Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart