The Acholi are a Luo people living in northern Uganda and southern Sudan, in a region of the world known as Acholiland. They are said to have originated further north in Sudan and moved to their current territory about a thousand years ago. They are organized in clans, and have lived historically in small villages. Men hunted and herded animals while women practiced agriculture. They have quite a varied diet, heavy on both meats and vegetables.
While the Acholi are tragically best known because of the brutality of the Lord's Resistance Army, they are a friendly and welcoming people, proud of the culture.
I made a single dish in this brief sojourn into their cuisine, and I can't even say how authentic it is - though peanuts are very common in Acholi cuisine. Still, it was delicious.
Related cuisines I've explored so far: Acholi, Angolan, Beninoise,
Biafran, Bissau Guinean, Botswanan, Burkinabe, Burundian, Cameroonian, Central African Republican, Chadian, Congolese, Djiboutean, Equatorial Guinean, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Gabonese, Gambian, Ghanian,Guinean, Ivorian, Kenyan
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