Man is like a pepper, till you have chewed it you do not know how hot it is. ~Haussa Proverb

It is not the cook’s fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless. ~Ewe Proverb

No one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person’s teeth. ~Igbo Proverb


A housewife who complains that there is not enough foodstuff in the market should remember that if her husband adds to what is already available, there would be more for everyone. ~Nigerian Proverb

A spider’s cobweb isn’t only its sleeping spring but also its food trap. ~African Proverb

If you watch your pot, your food will not burn. ~Mauritanian, Nigerian, and Niger Proverb

Cooked food is not sold for goats. ~Kikuyu Proverb

Indigenous goats

The mouth is stupid after eating it forgets who gave it the food. ~African Proverb

A dog knows the places he is thrown food. ~Acholi Proverb


One spoon of soup in need has more value than a pot of soup when we have an abundance of food. ~Angolan Proverb

Makhosi Mahlangu

I love everything about FOOD... The transformation of natures elements into the most succulent flavours and textures pushes my inquisitiveness for new Food Dimensions. Whether on the farm, in the laboratory or in the kitchen, I am one with FOOD... The African food industry will never be the same.

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