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13 Iconic African Foods You Have to Try Before You Die 

It’s no secret that food and culture are inextricably intertwined, but African food culture continues to remain a bit of a mystery for a broad swath of the world. As rich and varied as the diverse people who inhabit the continent, each signature dish speaks to the history and evolution of its distinct regions. In order to map out some of the most iconic foods across the continent, it is important to highlight that the continent consists of five regions, namely: Northern, Western, Eastern, Southern, and Central Africa. Countries in the same region often share some elements of historic, cultural, and culinary heritage, with some differences coming down to minor variations in ingredients or methods of preparation.