Fufu is not for meme…

Everyone in our group of 15 had a cooking lesson this afternoon. After walking a mile to harvest some cassava root, one of the village grandmothers was gracious enough to teach me how to make traditional “Fufu,” which is boiled cassava root pounded mercilessly into gooey, slimy “dough.” The texture is just not something I can do. The boiled cassava root is DELICIOUS, and I sat there watching it all be pounded and “slimed” with water into something I can’t swallow.

Everyone brought their newly created dishes to a group “pot luck” dinner. Luckily for me, I was the only one who made Fufu. Luckily for the British boys (who didn’t like any local food), the kitchen staff helped us out with additional dishes. As it turns out, Lisa loves Fufu, and I’m in awe.


About Margit Boyesen

Teacher. Photographer. Traveler.

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