Common African Food Quotes


Posted on 3 January 2019 by Makhosi Mahlangu


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

Amacimbi

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

Amakhomane

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