Wednesday, September 11, 2013

African Food

Evidently today is Ethiopian New Year. I am not sure what people do in Ethiopia to celebrate it, but I am now wishing there was an Ethiopian restaurant nearby. I quite like Ethiopian food which I first ate in 1985 at the Blue Nile in Berkeley.

Speaking of food, it occurred to me today that a lot more could be done with ocean fish in Ghanaian cuisine. Today I had tilapia and banku for lunch. But, other than tilapia, red fish, and white fish there are never any other options to go with banku or kenkey. How come tuna, salmon, mackerel, or other ocean fish are never offered? Kenkey is a Ga dish and the Ga settlements are right on the ocean. There is even a fishing village on the beach in front of Jamestown.

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