Many Africans still eat with their hands


African food is traditionally eaten with the hands. You must take fermented dough balls, make a hole in the dough, and dip them in soup to eat the soup because they never invented eating utensils like the Chinese or Europeans. Everyone dips their hands in the same soup and then licks their hands clean.

>Africans have determined the custom of not using sanitized eating utensils has let Africans develop stronger resistance to bacteria so they can be healthier and live longer than the white men. (We have so much to learn from this noble and advanced culture.)

>Africans have resisted the calls to use eating utensials, because they value tradition and know sanitation is a Trojan horse that would lead to colonial imperialism destroying another part of their African heritage.

Have you even eaten African? You can’t call yourself a refined gentleman until you have got your hands dirty in African soup.

Okay I made up half of that. But it’s true I’m tired of reading stupid and nationalistic comments by Africans on African recipe websites. I am getting more interested in the various styles of cooling in Africa; so far they seem basic. I think Africans have been too close to the survival mode to have developed any truly complicated kinds of cookimg like you see in modern Japan, or in countries with imperial palaces. At least, they barely seem to have commercialized machines for making fufu. Meanwhile in Japan there are complicated labor saving machines that allpw very conplocated presentations of food to be assembled in the same amount od time it takes Africans to make a dish of simple bread and with spiced beans.


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