For The Love Of Food.

Happy Easter! I pray the effect of The Cross will be felt greatly in the lives of everyone.

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Enjoy today’s case😁.

Has it ever occurred to you that the taste of food varies from one pot to the other? The same ingredients woman A uses to prepare a meal will produce a meal tasting different from the meal from the pot of woman B.

Sometimes I wonder what causes the difference in taste, whether it is the time the meal takes to cook, the size of the pot, the experience of the one preparing the meal or atmospheric conditions.

Honestly I cannot understand why ordinary boiled eggs with ground pepper should taste differently from the kosua ne mako* being sold in traffic. (Unless the road gives it a flavour).

Even homemade waakye*, will not taste like the waakye Hajia sells across the streets.

And the waakye from a five star restaurant tastes entirely different from Hajia’s waakye.

So what at all can be causing this variety of tastes?

I discussed this with a colleague and according to him, some meals taste better when cooked by a particular group of people.

Ga Kenkey prepared by a typical Ga woman is way nicer than any Ga Kenkey prepared by a ‘non-Ga’.

Similarly, waakye prepared by Hajia will not taste as Heavenly as Maame Fante’s* waakye. All I’m trying to say is that every tribe has a special meal that they can cook singlehandedly and it’ll taste supper good.

Hausa’s have a bachelors degree in preparing the best waakyes and no one can take that from them.

Maybe food vendors can prepare meals assigned to their ethnic groups better than any other meal which isn’t enjoyed by their ethnic group.

So the next time you want to grab a meal, make sure it is the vendor’s ethnic meal (if you really want to enjoy it). But before you do so, make sure the vendor is not an ‘insultant’.

You can share your thoughts in the comments section.😄

kosua ne mako*- Akan name for boiled egg and ground pepper.

waakye*- A meal prepared by cooking rice and beans.

Kenkey*- A meal prepared by cooking fermented corn.

Mama Fante*- A woman from the Central Region of Ghana.


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