If you are new to the cuisine of the world’s second largest continent, these are a few ingredients and flavor profiles you can expect from each region of Africa:
almonds, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, harissa, mint, saffron, lemon, olives, fenugreek, honey;
curries, rice, coconut milk;
manioc, corn, potatoes, injera (fermented “tortilla”), millet, sorghum;
peanuts, okra, beans, yams, and grilled meats.