Category Archives : WEST AFRICA



CHECK RICE
Check rice is a Liberian specialty that is often served in special occasion to accompany other dishes. The rice is usually prepared with greens called jute leaf. Jute leaf is an edible leaf from certain types of jute plants and often used to thicken soups, stews and sauces. Jute leaf […]

CHECK RICE



GARI BISCUITS
Before I was familiar with the Western cooking, when someone mentioned “biscuits”, the image I had would be the hard crunchy biscuits. That’s what we call biscuits in Southeast Asia. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the biscuits here in the U.S during college time, the drop biscuits, which […]

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RICE TUWO / TUWO SHINKAFA
This post on rice tuwo marks the beginning of our kitchen journey to West of Africa. There are so many cookbooks out there and it can be challenging trying to find the ones that you think provide authentic recipes of the countries of interest. I’ve read reviews and finally got […]

RICE TUWO / TUWO SHINKAFA