If I said to you bush tucker what is the first thing that comes into your mind bush tucker trials? Extreme eating! Eating crocodile penis, scorpion, cricket, ants and mealworm in I'm A Celebrity. It is true eat snails from the French menu and you are celebrated; eat African snails and wow that is gross. Media images of food are everywhere of what we should eat and it is not bush. Fran Osseo-Asare believes that there is a negative image of African food. See the video by Fran Osseo-Asare author of Ghana Cookbook.
Pop Up Africa is an African Inspired Pop-Up events company. The aim of making the African retail and culinary industries more available to a broader audience resulted in the pop up events such as, 'Africa at Spitalfield's,' which after its launch in 2013 has seen stall holders take their brand from the market stall to the shelves of Tesco. Also the newly launched 'African Food and Drink Takeover' as part of Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre.
A special edition of the Southbank Centre Food Market featuring stalls including Ghanaian Street Food, (Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Chale, Pepper and Stew) Ethiopian Coffee and Zigni Sauce and Spice (Eritrean) and East African street.