Dr Pamela A.S Greene author of Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes is a Black Hero in the Hall of Fame.
Pam was a scientist nutritionist, home economist and free-lance consultant in health communication. She pursued a course in Nutrition at the University of London and returned to Sierra Leone in 1964 as Sierra Leone’s first trained nutritionist. She was appointed as the first head of the Home Economics Department at Njala University.
Dr Greene between the period 1964 and 1966 developed the original recipe for Sierra Leone's BENNIMIX and filled tested it with children under five before the product was commercially produced.
She has presented numerous papers and published several articles and booklets nationally and internationally including the very popular Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes. (1978)
What do West Africans eat?
What do people of West African origin eat? What do they cook, drink and serve family and friends at wedding and gatherings? We know that Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, Arab and Chinese cuisine and soul food, can be traced back to Africa and to Europe, as well. Foods such as rice and okra (all common elements of West African cuisine) were introduced to the Americas as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. If your family heritage and culture is African, Caribbean or African-American and you are interested in the food, recipes and meals pass down the generations look no further. The traditional meals of Africa are documented in the book Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes and this website has all the content.
This books has content on the main ingredients used in West African cooking, typical meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Lots of recipes with quantities used in African cooking. There is a list of the food names and local names in the Sierra Leone diet.
West Africa Cooks