When you get to travel for work you almost feel like it’s an opportunity to do some research. Meaning, take advantage of what’s around you, ask questions, think deep, and write write write— I’d forget otherwise! I take my food journeys very seriously. It’s almost a given in this space, right? So when I was helping to brainstorm show concepts and segments for this trip to Ghana I couldn’t wait to see the fruition of this cooking class with Aunti Esi.
Here’s just a little sneak peek from footage I taped while she was making an amazingly delicious and traditional sauce called Palava. It’s typical to eat all food here -as well as most surrounding countries-with your right hand. Palava is scooped on top of and eaten with plantains.