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"Manual Labor" Top 5 Page for this destination Mali Local Custom Tip by zrim

Mali Local Customs: 65 reviews and 76 photos

  pound that millet
by zrim

Work. Work. Work. That is the lot of your average Malian woman. And millet pounding seems to be the primary chore. Pound. Pound. Pound. The millet is pounded with the large pestle until it is pulverized so that it can be boiled and eaten with slimy okra sauce. All that work to make a dish that is rather disgusting.

I am so glad that I am not 23 years old and a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali. I'd wither away to nothing on the Malian cuisine. It was bad enough for two weeks--I dropped about 15 lbs. (of course, the food poisoning had something to do with that).

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  • Written Dec 18, 2004
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