Eating the Traditional Way

First, a bowl of water with soap and a towel are brought out for the washing of hands. Then the bowls of food are served. Individuals may be given bowls to eat from with their RIGHT hand or the group may share a communal bowl.

The food comes in two parts, the starchy base like fufu, rice, or yam. The second part is the soup or stew. The starchy part is picked up with the fingers, rolled into a small ball which is dipped in the soup or stew and then popped in the mouth. Bits of meat and fish are torn off with the fingers. Plenty of hot pepper may be used. This style of eating takes some practice before you can eat without dripping all over yourself!

Last modified on Monday, 13 May 2013 12:16