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Igbo Food- Things Fall Apart

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Christian Houston

on 3 May 2013

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The food of the Igbo culture may not be the same as the food of our cultures but meaing of it is the same. By: Christian Houston, Elijah McClain, and Ian Castrence Food of Igbo Culture YAMS PALM WINE LOCUST The main food in the Igbo culture are yams. They are often eaten and are made into other foods like Yam Foo-foo and and Yam Pottage, as well. Yams represent manliness in the Igbo culgture. LIVESTOCK The main livestock eaten in Umuofia are goats. Goats are presented as a gift at ceremonies. Fowls are also livestock eaten in Umuofia. Palm wine is a very strong drink used for ceremonies, gifts, or to share when visiting someone in Umuofia. The locust in Umuofia are seen as rare delicacies. The Igbo people would collect as many as they could to cook and eat while they rejoiced. VEGETABLES The vegetable eaten in Umuofia include Alligator peppers, maize, corn, beans, and cassava tubers. Vegetable are very important in Igbo culture because so many different foods can be made from them and represent different parts of the Igbo life. (gross) FRUITS The fruits in Umuofia include the kola nut, oranges, melons, bananas, and platanes. Fruit, especially the kola nut, are used in ceremonies and visits because "one who brings kola brings life." FOOD FROM IGBO CULTURE TO OURS The people of Umuofia bring palm wine, goats, and other food for ceremonies. We also bring food to ceremonies like wine, baked snacks, or fruit and vegetables. People from Igbo culture bring gifts when visiting like kola nut and palm wine. People from your cultlure do the same just with different food or drink like finger foods or beer. SOURCES Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. London: William Heinemann, 1958. Print.
Baxter, Jonathan. "Yam Foo Foo." Allrecipes.com. Allrecipes.com, n.d. Web. 03 May 2013.
Scott, Alice. "The World's Healthiest Foods." World's Healthiest Foods. The George Mateljan Foundation, n.d. Web. 03 May 2013. CREDITS: CHRISTIAN HOUSTON and Ian Castrence and Elijah McClain
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