Angola’s struggle in the past has obstructed the country’s image as one of the hot shot destinations in Africa. However, with things finally settling down, Angola has uplifted itself and is now ready for you to embark upon an exploration of this breathtakingly beautiful land and envelop yourself in the colors of its unique culture.
As a Portuguese colony for centuries, Angolan cuisine bears Portuguese influences. For instance, the Angolans’ use of certain spices and methods of cooking were greatly influenced by Portugal. Still, other European and Asian cuisines have also left a mark in Angola’s culinary culture.
The origin of the culture of Angola is tied to the traditions of the central Bantu peoples and the ancient kingdom of Kongo. Located on the southwestern coast of Africa, Angola became a key colony in the growing Portuguese empire after 1500, but for most of the years of its domination Portugal exerted little cultural influence, content to control the slave trade from forts along the coast.