Food and Drink/Cuisine of Chad, Africa

The cuisine of Chad varies according to region and ethnic group.

Millett and Sorghum are the staple foods. A common meal is porridge made from millet and sorghum flour and eaten with vegetable, meat, or fish sauce. Peanut sauce is also popular in some areas. Peanut sauce over rice is one of their specialties and is often eaten in Southern Chad.

Fish and meat dishes may be accompanied with rice. Fish is plentiful in the lakes and rivers and is preserved by drying, salting and smoking. Chickens, cattle and sheep are reared.

French baguettes are sold in urban areas.

Vegetables grown in Chad include carrots, cassava, green beans, okra, onions, potatoes and squash. Fruits available are bananas, citrus fruits, guavas, mangoes, melons, papayas and pineapples.

Green and red tea are popular drinks and Chad also locally produce soft drinks and drinks from Hisbiscus flowers. Millet is used to produce beer and spirits in the Southern part of Chad.

Related Articles

Gozo ■■■■■■■■■■
Gozo refers to the mixture of dough-like processed and dried detoxified cassava which is one of the staple . . . Read More
■■■■■■■■■■
Tô refers to the main staple food of Burkina Faso. Tô, a kind of paste or a stiff porridge prepared . . . Read More
Food and Drink of Equatorial Guinea, Africa ■■■■■■■■■■
Food and Drink of Equatorial Guinea, AfricaCassava is a staple food in Equatorial Guinea and is often . . . Read More
Rice Meal ■■■■■■■■■■
A Rice Meal in the food context typically refers to a dish or a set of dishes where rice serves as the . . . Read More
Pain ■■■■■■■■■
Pain is a French word for bread. Pain is pronounced as "pawn". In the context of food and cuisine, "pain" . . . Read More
Khao Niaw ■■■■■■■■■
Khao Niaw refers to "glutinous or sticky rice" which is the staple of Lao Cuisine. Like Laos neighboring . . . Read More
Forowee ■■■■■■■■
Forowee refers to a soup made from beef, fish, onion, tomatoes and spices which is one of the local specialties . . . Read More
Benachin ■■■■■■■■
Benachin which is also called "Jollof Rice" refers to a mixture of spiced meat and rice with tomato puree . . . Read More
Sadza ■■■■■■■■
Sadza refers to Zimbabwe's stiff porridge or dumpling common all over sub-Saharan Africa. In Zimbabwe, . . . Read More
Africa ■■■■■■■■
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 . . . Read More