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  • n. Melon seeds that are ground to make soup in Africa.


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  • I planned not to eat anything at the wedding but I could not resist the Amala and egusi soup with plenty fried beef I was offered.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • With the music of Yinka Ayefele softly playing in the background, the spread of jollof rice, fried rice (the Naija version), fried plantains, two choices of stew (complete with chicken, beef and cowleg) , egusi and pounded yam made for a pleasing alternative to an English Sunday lunch.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • It made a welcome difference from the pounded yam and egusi that had been my staple diet for most of the week after a Nigerian friend had brought round a humongous pot of soup.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Friday and Saturday night often found me there with a bunch of other "economic exiles" drowning in the nostalgia of Star beer, pounded yam and egusi with orisirisi and Naija music mixes spun by Jimmy the Baldheaded guy, blotting out any other realities.

    Paying the price in sleep, Naija food, politics and catching Ms Adichie's eye

  • He came back suitcases heaving with all my favourites: ogbono, egusi, suya pepper, crayfish …. you get the picture.

    Lagos, dream jobs and glorious summer!

  • In the meantime, I am listening to lots of Nigerian music and learning how to make egusi stew.

    Diana Evans Looks Back

  • Hmm, I am not really an eba fan, but give me poundy anytime with egusi soup with bokoto: roundabout, shaki, cowleg, meat, chicken, stock fish and fresh fish.

    A warm day...reflecting on the democracy of the internet and hungry for home

  • Stumbled across a photograph by Jangbalajugbu on the Global Voices Online site of a plate of eba and what looked like egusi soup taken in Ife.

    A warm day...reflecting on the democracy of the internet and hungry for home

  • Chonyi: matikiti English: watermelon, egusi melon Giriama: matikiti Kamba: itikitiki Kambe: matikiti

    Chapter 7

  • One visitor from Africa told me that whenever a group of men were standing around talking their hands were usually busy dehulling egusi.

    16: Oils


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  • "The report examines the promise of 18 African vegetables, saying they can help feed the continent's growing, often malnourished population and spur development. They were selected from hundreds of ancestral plants to be the most promising. These native vegetables - including amaranth, cowpea, and egusi - are still cherished in many parts of Africa."

    - US Report Encourages Research on Native African Vegetables,, 1 November 2006.

    February 11, 2009