Ghana Month: A Celebration of Ghanaian Cuisine

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Univers Entertainment proudly unveils the “Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, and See Ghana” series in honour of Ghana Month celebrations this March. This initiative is geared towards showcasing and celebrating Ghanaian culture, fostering national pride, and promoting our rich heritage.

The inaugural segment, “Eat Ghana,” shines a spotlight on the diverse of Ghanaian cuisine, from local delicacies to breakfast, staples, snacks, and fruits. We delve into the abundance of flavours and nutritional value highlighting the natural ingredients such as ginger, garlic, and fresh tomatoes that characterize Ghanaian dishes and staples like yam, cassava, and beans, which are locally sourced, and form the basis of sumptuous and satisfying meals like fufu, banku, and “gob3”.

In the first episode, we explore traditional Ghanaian dishes, drawing insights from students at the University of Ghana, who enthusiastically shared their cherished local meals and preparation techniques. One student, expressing fondness for ‘akple’ and ‘abobitadzi’, described the process of preparing ‘akple’ with cornflour and hot water, accompanied by pepper and fried ‘Keta school boys’.

“My favourite dish is akple and abobitadzi. Akple is prepared with cornflour, it is prepared with hot water. When you place your hot water on fire, and it is boiling then you add the flour, stir it till it becomes a little sticky then you add a little flour to it. When you are done you will add the hot water you placed down. Then you grind pepper, and you fry your Keta school boys then you add it to the grinded pepper with some hot asaana or other local drink, so that is how my favourite dish is prepared.”

Another student shared their love for fufu, attributing it to familial influence and a lifelong appreciation for the dish.

“My favourite Ghanaian dish is fufu. Growing, it was an everyday meal for my family and neighbours, mostly on festive seasons and Sundays, so i grew up enjoying only that i hate the process.”

A  student  also emphasized the nutritious and delicious nature of Ghanaian cuisine, praising dishes like fufu with light soup and waakye for their taste and health benefits.

“The truth of the matter is, our cuisines can stand the time of these junk foods. Our foods are really nutritious. And I am not a picky person as long as it is a Ghanaian cuisine, I am interested. But, top of my head, I like fufu with light soup, this very combo, it goes so well for me. And yes, Waakye and Jollof, and you can just give me the “kanzo” I’m all in for it.”

As we embark on the journey to experience the essence of Ghanaian Culture, let us celebrate the richness of Ghanaian cuisine and the cultural significance of our traditional meals.

Story by : Joycelyn Makafui Agbo |

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