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Togolese cuisine

Location of Togo

Togolese cuisine is the cuisine of the Togolese Republic, a country in Western Africa. Staple foods in Togolese cuisine include maize, rice, millet, cassava, yam, plantain and beans.[1][2] Maize is the most commonly consumed food in the Togolese Republic.[1] Fish is a significant source of protein, and bush meat is often hunted and consumed.[1][2] People in Togo tend to eat at home, but there are also restaurants and food stalls.[3]

Foods and dishes

Fufu (left) and palm nut soup (right).
Ablo, a maize-based food

Togolese style is often a combination of African, French and German influences.[2][4] The cuisine has many sauces and different types of pâté, many of which are made from eggplant, tomato, spinach and fish.[2] The cuisine combines these foods with various types of meat and vegetables to create flavorful dishes.[2] Roadside food stands sell foods such as groundnuts, omelettes, brochettes, corn-on-the-cob, and cooked prawns.[3]

Additional foods and dishes include:

  • Agouti,[3] known as ‘grasscutters’.
  • Baguette bread[3]
  • Chili peppers are often used as a spice[1]
  • Fufu is very common,[2][3] and is made from peeled and boiled yams which are then pounded with a pestle until reaching a dough consistency.[3] Fufu is typically accompanied with sauces.[3]
  • Select goat meat portions.[3]
  • Koklo meme, grilled chicken with a chili sauce.[2]
  • Kokonte is a pâté made from cassava[3]
  • Pâté, a commonly consumed cornmeal cake.[4]
  • Peanuts
  • Riz sauce d’arachide, a rice dish made with groundnut sauce.[2]
  • akume which is a solid food prepared from ground maize.

Beverages

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Dyfed Lloyd The Recipes of Africa. Dyfed Lloyd Evans. p. 138.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Togo (Togolese Recipes)." Healthy-life.narod.ru. Accessed July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Togolese cuisine". Oxfam. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Sharing the Secrets of Togo's Cuisine." Madison.com. Accessed July 2011.

External links

External video
Ablotò: Preparing Ablo in Assahoun, Togo. (Cuisine togolaise)
  • Togo Food from Culinary Encyclopedia by ifood.tv
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