Fufu by the Akan Tribe
Fufu ( fufuo, foofoo, foufou /ˈfuˌfu/ foo-foo) is a pounded meal found in West African cuisine. It is a Twi word that originates from the Akans in Ghana. The word, however, has been expanded to include several variations of the pounded meal found in other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Angola and Gabon.
It is made up of boiled cassava, yam, Cocoyam, and plantains, which are pounded into a smooth flour texture and then served with nutritious soups such as goat light soup, chicken soup, palm nut soup, or fish soup.
Akpeteshie by the Ewe tribe
- Akpeteshie is a type of gin made from palm wine and mostly prepared by the Ewe people of the Volta region. Follow these steps to create your very own Akpeteshie Gin;
- Collect palm wine and pour it into a large pot.
- Boil the palm wine until it reduces to about half its original volume.
- Allow the palm wine to cool down,
- Add yeast to the cooled palm wine and stir.
- Cover the pot with a clean cloth and leave it in a warm place for about 3-5 days to ferment.
After fermentation, distill the mixture in a still or distillation apparatus.
Beans and plantain are a popular Ghanaian dish also known on the streets as “Gob3”. Famously prepared by the people of the Volta region, they are the best at cooking Gob3.
Preparation steps include;
-Boiling beans until soft
- Serve with either red oil or oilve oil
- Fry ripe square plantain on the side and serve to eat.
It is a very delicious and tasty delicacy, I must confess.
Greater Accra Ga Kenkey
The Ga people are known for their love of seafood and stews. One of their favorite dishes is kenkey with fish and hot pepper sauce. Kenkey is a type of dumpling made from fermented corn dough with corn husk wrapped around it. Ga people have shared their food with so many people across the continent and globally. It is believed that kenkey is the food for survival during hunger crisis at the era of migration,