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West African Cuisine and Recipes

The history of West Africa plays a large role in their cuisine and recipes, and they are largely influences by the traditions and local customs. West Africa traded with the Arab world and this introduced cinnamon and rice into their cuisine, ingredients which have become central parts of their culinary traditions.

Attieke

Attiéké

Attiéké is a side dish made from cassava that is a part of the cuisine of Côte d’Ivoire in Africa. The dish is prepared from…

Egusi Sauce

Egusi Sauce

Egusi sauce is a staple in many Western and Central African countries. The egusi seeds are not from the sweet, fleshy watermelon we know but…

Fufu

Fufu is a staple food of West and Central Africa. It is made by boiling starchy vegetables like cassava, yams or plantains and then pounding…

Benachin

Gambian Cuisine

Gambian cuisine includes the culinary practices and traditions of the nation of The Gambia. The Gambian cuisine is part of West African cuisine

About Ghanaian Cuisine

Ghanaian Cuisine

Ghanaian cuisine is the national cuisine of Ghana. There are traditional dishes from each ethnic group, tribe and clan. Ghanaian main dishes unlike other cunalyes,…

Liberian Potato Salad

Liberian Potato Salad

Liberian Potato Salad is a traditional Liberian recipe for a classic salad of potatoes, mixed beans, French beans, onions, tomatoes, sweetcorn, and cucumber served in…

Mauritanian Cuisine

Mauritanian Cuisine

The diet consists mostly of meat, millet, rice, fish, and sweet potatoes and potatoes. The main meal is lunch among black Africans, whereas Arab-Berbers have…

About Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise the West African nation of Nigeria. Like other West…