Pre & Post Colonial Igbo Food By: karen mendoza & Nataly perez

Pre-Colonial Igbo Food Customs:

  • You must wash hands before eating
  • You must eat food by hand
  • Woman always cook the foods
( ""Lack of Education Stole Her Dream"." AFRIKAN GODDESS MAGAZINE. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017. Website )

What Was Pre-Colonial Igbo Food Like?

  • Yams were their main starch - because of its diverse use in recipes ! (On page 23 of Things Fall Apart, it talks about yams)
  • Palm tree were very important to the Igbo culture.
  • Sap from trees produces Palm wine.
  • The palm oil from these trees were used as cooking oil and other ingredients.
Igbos' cut the palm tree to get the wine and/or oil.

What Was Pre-colonial Food?

  • Pounded Yams
  • Eba
  • Jollof Rice
  • Soup
Yams, Eba ( Matse. "Swallow Archives." Matse Cooks. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017.) , Jollof Rice ( Lapite, Ayo. "Jollof Rice." Naija Chef. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017. )

Igbo Food Changes In Post Colonization:

  • Forks and spoons became more common in Igbo culture
  • Brews allowed people to drink not only palm wine but liquor and beer.
Wooden Spoons, Forks

Work Cited

  • Achebe, Chinua. Things fall apart. London: Heinemah, 1965. Print.
  • Ilechukwu, Daniel I., and Aloysius U. Umeodinka. "Igbo Creation of Palm Oil Production and Processing Terms." OGIRISI: A New Journal of African Studies. S ODAPSAT, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.
  • ""Lack of Education Stole Her Dream"." AFRIKAN GODDESS MAGAZINE. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017. Website.
  • Lapite, Ayo. "Jollof Rice." Naija Chef. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017.
  • Matse. "Swallow Archives." Matse Cooks. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017.
  • Cover photo :"Pic 2 Fly." African Women Cooking Submited Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2017

Contributors : Karen Mendoza and Nataly Perez

Credits:

Created with images by D-Stanley - "Woman Cooking" • cogdogblog - "Yam Yam Yam" • Hans - "wooden spoon trowel creator" • DaveBleasdale - "cutlery"

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