The advantages to the African diet are:
Many families only eat meat around Christmas time, when beef is boiled and fried in chunks to the point of being almost like jerky-- this preserves it for two or three weeks without refrigeration. The house is stocked with meat, rice, and a cookie-like creation called chinchin, as it is a time of visiting back and forth between houses.
In the near future, I will be posting more African recipes. They are hard to come by as of course cooks don't have a recipe file or book; I have to watch carefully. When transmitting information, Africans are not a full-disclosure culture. You can ask for a recipe but the answer will only consist of a representation of the whole.
It comes in installments.
As will this page. I will be adding more information about African cooking as I learn myself.
Sai an jima! (See you later!)