Cookbook Club: Simply West African
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Cookbook club instructor Annette Tomei will help you prepare to make the most of this amazing new book on the food of a culturally rich and important region.
You'll receive cooking tips, shopping help, advance prep techniques, and the experienced enthusiasm of a renowned teacher, historian, and traveler.
Meets on Zoom, Tuesday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern Time.
Experience the vibrant cuisines of West Africa any night of the week with 80 easy, accessible recipes.
This is West African food for every kitchen, a generous, warm welcome to its delicious, irresistible culinary mainstays and rhythms. If you already cook with ingredients like hearty greens, yams, black-eyed peas, and okra, or have enjoyed Southern staples like jambalaya and gumbo, you have tasted the deep culinary influences of this interconnected region that spans Senegal, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, and more.
Now, in Simply West African, celebrated chef and West African cooking authority Pierre Thiam unlocks the region’s essential tastes for the everyday home cook. With helpful tips and tricks that teach readers the basics of the cuisine, Pierre shows how seamlessly these flavorful, easy-to-execute dishes can become weeknight staples or the star of your table for weekend gatherings. Introduce family and friends to:
Familiar dishes with a distinctly West African vibe: Chicken Yassa Tacos; Saucy Shrimp and Fonio Grits; Maman's Crispy Herb-Crusted Chicken; Blackened Salmon with Moyo Sauce
One-pot crowd pleasers: Root Vegetable Mafe; Chicken Stew with Eggplant; Tomato, and Ginger; Braised Beef and Collard Greens
Hearty vegetables and starchy soak-em-ups: Roasted Eggplant in Peanut Sauce; Double Coconut Rice and Peas; Smoky Black-Eyed Pea Mash
With this book, you too will fill your kitchen with the comforting, irresistible flavors and beautiful spirit of West Africa.
Hardcover. Color photography throughout.