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Visit our West Africa Cooks Facebook page. Here you will find images of the recent event Let’s Nyam Words & Food which took place on November 1st 2013 in Brixton, London, United Kingdom.
African and Caribbean food
There was food from Sierra Leone (Moyi Moyi and Rice Akara), Uganda, Ghana (Red Red), Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Eritrea, Jamaica, Nigeria (Jollof Rice), Barbados and Somalia. Nadia Maddy represented the Sierra Leone people in the house.
Well, I do not intend to write about the laborious ways of cooking fufu or getting it right, we will leave that to one of the many West African Chefs that will grace our website in the next few months. I have never attempted to cook fufu but I have watched my mother get her back into it...and I did pass the water and the Guinness at the same time upon her request.
Fufu deserves a lot more than someone as lowly as me to write about. I wanted to give it the respect it deserved so I put some questions on Facebook and waited for the replies