As we travel across the length and breathe of the country, across the various regions, we come across root crops, cereals, grains and a variety of vegetables that come together in culinary harmony to give us dishes that not only stimulate our taste buds but also serve as a befitting answer to our hunger pangs.
Yam, cassava, plantain, maize, millet and many more are metamorphosed into foods such as ‘Fufu’ ‘3tó’ , ‘Banku’, ‘Gari’, porridges and many more. Rice is reinvented into age- old favorites such as ‘Jollof’, ‘Waakye’ and ‘Omo Tuo’. Our unbelievable array of vegetables are changed into various stews, soups and sauces that serve as worthy partners to these various preparations.
Secondly, there’s that big issue of unflattering myths that surround our foods. Interesting stuff like ‘gari’ giving eye problems, ‘Fufu’ making children unable to walk and my all- time favourite, Okro giving waist pains and leading to impotence amongst many other unbelievable stuff are swallowed hook, line and sinker by many people.