Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Benin ❀ Akkra Funfun

If you usually read this blog for the vicarious thrills but find the dishes featured here too complex to attempt yourself, today’s recipe is for you!  After crossing heaven and earth for last week‘s extravaganza, I opted for a recipe this week that could hardly be simpler.  Our country today is another very small one, but this time nestled in the curve that West Africa makes when it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.  In akkra funfun, beans, onions and a few other odds and ends  come together for a cheap, tasty and simple snack food–which, incidentally, seems to be exactly the kind of food that the Beninese excel in.

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Angola ❀ Muamba de Galinha (Chicken Stew with Palm Oil)

Muambe de Galinha with fufu

Wow – this dish was certainly an adventure.  From procuring the ingredients to cooking and eating the stew, let’s just say this week entailed a lot of firsts.  Muamba de Galinha is chicken with moambe sauce – moambe being the fruit and oil of the African palm tree.  It involves stewing chicken pieces in red palm oil, palm fruit pulp, pumpkin and okra.

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