Many Ghanaian meals involve a food that is pounded in a large wooden mortar, with a pestle. Early evenings are frequently filled with the sound of pounding as food is prepared. Most food is also quite spicy, served with a sauce called Shito (pronounced Shee-toe), which can be made a variety of ways but typically has the following in its base: tomatoes, garlic, onion, ginger, pepper, herring and shrimp. Be careful - it can be very hot!
|Banku (on the left) and Tilapia|
|Fufu and pepper soup.|
Just in case your stomach is now rumbling and it's not time for lunch yet, let me distract you. While in the process of sorting through pictures, I also was sorting through videos in preparation for Noah's graduation slide show and video. I ran across the cutest video of Noah, at about eleven months, falling asleep while he eats. Not Ghanaian food, but cute none-the-less.