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Nando’s signature flame-grilled Peri-Peri Chicken.

African food takes the slow road to trendiness

Ingredients from south of the Sahara are gradually finding their way onto menus

Teff, baobob and piri-piri are likely completely foreign to most American diners, but if some chefs and restaurateurs have anything to say about it, these African ingredients may soon become a part of the American culinary lexicon, and, someday, menus everywhere.

“Food is such a phenomenon, every culture mentioned. But you just don’t see African cuisine, yet its influence is everywhere,” said chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Pierre Thiam. “African c

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