Tag: African

Caribbean Cod

Caribbean Cod

The first time I went to Ghana in 1992 I recall a cousin of my father’s colleague saying when he attended college in the United States it had been a culture shock for him. However, when he first visited Jamaica, well, that felt like home. 

Creamy Cushaw

Creamy Cushaw

Indigenous to Africa, squash is a treat that both my Grandmothers truly enjoyed. Cushaw, a slightly sweet winter version is a winner because it is one of the foods my sensitive stomach never resists. Brimming with Vitamins A,B,C and Carotene you won’t go wrong pairing 

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My father’s first cousin lived in Ethiopia in the 1980’s where her husband served as an ambassador from Jamaica. She taught me how to make these lentils shine in East African style. The result is very different than French Lentil Soup but no less beguiling.