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Item 13: An African Food Podcast
Episode 004: Telling the Ghanaian Food Story with Naa Oyoo Kumodzi | See My Chow, AlreadySpiced
June 12, 2018 esSense 13
Naa Oyoo Kumodzi is an award-winning content creator and lifestyle blogger, recipe developer, photographer and influencer on social media.

Her food blog, See My Chow , focuses on creating, developing and sharing modern, healthy and traditional Ghanaian and African recipes for the one who is looking for something different from the usual.

Naa Oyoo recently started a new food venture, AlreadySpiced , providing Ghanaians with organic premium marinated meats made with all-natural herbs & spices.

See My Chow and AlreadySpiced can be found on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

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Heard some unfamiliar words on the show? Here’s a quick guide!

Gari: Grated cassava, typically fried in a lightly greased wide metal pan. The crisp, crunchy gratings are used in a variety of ways, including as a side or main ingredient in dishes.

Ademe: Also known as jute, is a green leafy vegetable which can be used in soups and stews. It is used in ewedu soup (Nigeria) and Okro soup (Ghana). Once grinded, it’s got a slimy consistency just like okra.

Fonio: A West African nutritious superfood grain that is high in protein.

Ebunu Ebunu: Literally means ‘green green’. A soup made with cocoyam leaves, giving the soup it’s bright green color. Traditional to the Akan tribe of Ghana.

Palava sauce: A palm-oil based stew made with kontomire / cocoyam leaves.

Chow: Slang term for ‘food’ in Ghana.

Banku: Ghanaian ‘swallow’ made with fermented corn and cassava dough cooked in hot water, resulting in a dumpling-like ball . Served with soup, stew or ground pepper.

Tuo Zaafi: Indigenous to northern Ghana, this is prepared corn and cassava ( or millet) and accompanied by Ayoyo, a grean leaf soup.

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