Saturday, 14 May 2011

Making waves: Ghanaian food on the BBC.

So, there I was getting caught up in all the tawdry nonsense of super injunctions and dishonest football players, that I forget I was actually trawling the net for new evidence that Ghanaian food is 'out there'. It is so out there in fact, that I had somehow failed to notice the new addition of Ghanaian recipes on the BBC Food website!  (Don't ask me how, I'm acutally quite embarrassed) I even refreshed the page twice to make sure it was indeed a recipe for Jollof rice and fried plantain! Well, knock me over the head with a dusty yam and call me Comfort! I'm thoroughly impressed and slightly ambivalent in writing this post, lest you all desert me for the Beeb! But remember, you can't get more authentic than me - I know, I know, Jollof rice is Ghana's prized food, but I'm going to bring you the dishes that BBC readers would cry in horror over - like fried turkey gizzard and cow foot broth...maybe not, but you catch my culinary drift. So what do you all think, readers - does this news usher in the hope that Ghanaian food can break the stale obsession with Indian and Italian food? Hmm...