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Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

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5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Ode to Paz: (Green) Plantains = Enjoyable Ghana Food

Here's to you, Paz; I realize it's been a while, and I am seriously going to reverse that trend as of June. (Kindly bear with me!) Internet connection has been rather sporadic off-late. Rainy season means less-than-stable connections on even broadband;-)

To everyone else, could not resist capturing last night's meal. Ofcourse, this was the meal while being washed and ready to be put on the fire for some thirty minutes. It's nicely-enjoyed with spinach stew and onions, and some garlic if you prefer.

Ghanaians like plantains, because there's a myriad number of meals you can cook with it. These green ones could have been fried--just like the ripe ones.


Janet said...

I didn't know you could fix plaintains so many ways. We just eat them raw for a snack.

Ineke said...

what is a plantain? Looks like banana to me. Is it a fruit?

Anonymous said...

Oh! My! Goodness! I love this post! What a wonderful surprise! Did I tell you that plantain is my all-time favorite food? It's my comfort food. I love it! Your plantain and spinach stew sound so delicious. Yum! Yum! Yum!

Ineke, plantains are like large bananas, except that they taste very different. Unlike bananas, you have to cook plantains before you can eat them. I believe in the U.S., plantains are also called cooking bananas. They are much starchier than regular bananas. There are green (unripe) plantains and yellow (ripe) plantains. There are also black (super ripe)plantains. If you're interested, you can see different types of plantain dishes here.

Thanks, E.K. for this post. It made my day.


Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

rambling around--raw? with anything in particular?

ineke--Paz hit the nail on the head!

Paz--I didn't know it was your favourite. Any time, any day!;-) Have a great weekend...

Marie Reed said...

I have never had a plantain but can't wait to try! I am so excited to have the chance to visit ghana through your lovely site! Food posts certainly are yummy!

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