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 boi sexy evening gowns