Cassava is the most important food in Angola. It can be made into flour, bread, tapioca, or even alcohol. Fuba ("Foo-bar") is another popular dish made from cassava. The raw cassava root is poisonous and requires careful preparation before eating. The leaves of the cassava plant are removed and used to make Kizaka ("kiz-AH-ka") a vegetable dish. Besides cassava, millet and corn are staple foods.
Fish is also an important source of food. A typical family does not eat meat because it cannot afford it. Only on special occasions is a family-owned chicken or duck killed and eaten. Breakfast usually consists of funje ("PHON-jee") or bread, and a porridge made from cassava. Coffee is a popular drink. Lunch is often quick and informal and may consist of bread and cheese.
The evening meal is the main meal and is usually later when everyone has returned home from work. In the rural areas, a popular bread is pao burro ("pow BORE-o") or donkey bread.