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from: Central Africa | cooking method: boiling-simmering

Ndolé (Bitterleaf) Soup

Ndolé (or N'Dolé, or Ndole) is a hearty soup from Cameroon. It is made from a variety of ingredients that, for the non-African, might seem to be an odd combination. Look for bitterleaf and dried shrimp in international grocery stores. As the name implies, the bitterleaf (also called bitter leaf) adds a distinctive flavor to the soup, but if none is available substitute spinach or other greens. Skip the optional ingredients to make the most basic Ndolé soup.

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Odmoirifa ye noko ni eyeo dsikule etsan ka. (Ga or Accra) : Had Odmoirifa aught to eat, he would not dig for crabs. N.B. -- Odmoirifa is a proper name.
  (from: Wit and Wisdom from West Africa, Richard Francis Burton)

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