Best Africa Quotes on Food

As porridge benefits those who heat and eat it, so does a child benefit those that rear it. ~Amharic Proverb
The forest not only hides man’s enemies but its full of man’s medicine, healing power and food. ~African Proverb
One person is a thin porridge; two or three people are a lump of ugali. ~Kuria Proverb
The man who counts the bits of food he swallows is never satisfied. ~African Proverb
Wine, women and food give gladness to the heart. ~Ancient Egyptian Proverb
The food that is in the mouth is not yet in the belly. ~Kikuyu Proverb
You cannot work for food when there is no food for work. ~African Proverb
The chicken that digs for food will not sleep hungry. ~Bayombe Proverb
He who eats another mans food will have his own food eaten by others. ~Swahili Proverb
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with gravel in his mouth. ~African Proverb
No partridge scratches the ground in search of food for another. ~Xhosa Proverb
The grasshopper which is always near its mother eats the best food. ~Ghanaian Proverb
Don’t take another mouthful before you have swallowed what is in your mouth. ~Malagasy Proverb
Rich people sometimes eat bad food. ~Kikuyu Proverb
The impotent man does not eat spicy foods. ~Congolese Proverb
You should know what’s being cooked in the kitchen otherwise you might eat a forbidden food. ~African Proverb
When the leg does not walk, the stomach does not eat. ~Mongo (Congolese) Proverb
A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer. ~Ghanaian Proverb
One spoon of soup in need has more value than a pot of soup when we have an abundance of food. ~Angolan Proverb
Cooked food is not sold for goats. ~Kikuyu Proverb
The mouth is stupid after eating it forgets who gave it the food. ~African Proverb
A dog knows the places he is thrown food. ~Acholi Proverb
One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others. ~African Proverb
Words are sweet, but they never take the place of food. ~Ibo Proverb
The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine. ~Yoruba Proverb
He who doesn’t clean his mouth before breakfast always complains that the food is sour. ~African Proverb
The hyena with a cub does not consume all the available food. ~Akamba Proverb
When the food is cooked there is no need to wait before eating it. ~Kikuyu Proverb
What one won’t eat by itself, one will eat when mixed with other food. ~Bantu & Lamba Proverb
Man is like a pepper, till you have chewed it you do not know how hot it is. ~Haussa Proverb
No one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person’s teeth. ~Igbo Proverb
It is not the cook’s fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless. ~Ewe Proverb
A housewife who complains that there is not enough foodstuff in the market should remember that if her husband adds to what is already available, there would be more for everyone. ~Nigerian Proverb
A spider’s cobweb isn’t only its sleeping spring but also its food trap. ~African Proverb
If you watch your pot, your food will not burn. ~Mauritanian, Nigerian, and Niger Proverb
Those who are at one regarding food are at one in life. ~Malawian Proverb
Fine words do not produce food. ~Nigerian Proverb
Even the best cooking pot will not produce food. ~African Proverb
If I could see your face, I would not need food. ~Amharic Proverb
If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. ~Ghanaian Proverb
War is not porridge. ~Gikuyu Proverb
The best of mankind is a farmer; the best food is fruit. ~Ethiopian Proverb
Slowly, slowly, porridge goes into the gourd. ~Kuria People of Kenyan & Tanzania
One shares food not words. ~Somali Proverb
If you are looking for a fly in your food it means that you are full. ~South African Proverb
Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food. ~Ghanaian Proverb
A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful. ~Malagasy Proverb
If you give bad food to your stomach, it drums for you to dance. ~African Proverb
A bad cook also has his/her share of the bad food. ~African Proverb
The forest provides food to the hunter after he is utterly exhausted. ~Zimbabwean Proverb
Things are to be tried, an old lady cooked stones and they produced soup. ~Zimbabwean Proverb
You cannot tell a hungry child that you gave him food yesterday. ~Zimbabwean Proverb
Good music goes with good food. ~African Proverb
Rich people cook their food in a potsherd. ~Kikuyu Proverb
However little food we have, we’ll share it even if it’s only one locust. ~Malagasy Proverb
Water is colourless and tasteless but you can live on it longer than eating food. ~African Proverb
Eat when the food is ready; speak when the time is right. ~Ethiopian Proverb
The food eaten first lasts longest in the stomach. ~Kikuyu Proverb
When your luck deserts you, even cold food burns. ~Zambian Proverb
Happiness is as good as food. ~Maasai Proverb
Good words are food, bad words poison. ~Malagasy Proverb
The goat says: “Where there is blood, there is plenty of food.” ~Ghanaian Proverb
If you see a man in a gown eating with a man in rags, the food belongs to the latter. ~Fulani Proverb
They ate our food, and forgot our names. ~Tunisian Proverb
An abundance of food at your neighbour’s will not satisfy your hunger. ~Bayaka Proverb
Food you will not eat you do not boil. ~African Proverb




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