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Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: Review

We want to spend time in Zoe’s Kitchen! The London-based author and cook highlights modern Ghanaian Food in a bright, colorful and informative cookbook. Zoe Adjonyoh has released her new book Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: Traditional Ghanaian Recipes Remixed for the Modern Kitchen. Being half Ghanaian, Zoe spent time learning West African Cuisine in her grandmother’s kitchen and the street markets of Ghana.

Throughout the book, Zoe includes a variety of cheat sheets ranging from lists of commonly used spices and herbs to quick recipes for sauces and rubs. Most ingredients are easy to find, but some may require extra searching. Start with a simple Waakye Rice and Beans before trying the Pork Ribs in Sticky Plantain Sauce. If you’re feeling ambitious, make the Suya Spiced Lamb Meatballs, a great combination of peanuts, ginger, and chili. For dessert, prepare her mouth-watering Cubeb Spiced Shortbread.

Accompanying the recipes are beautiful photos, a fun playlist, and regional maps for reference. Her personal excerpts make for a compelling and comforting read, which will pair perfectly with her version of Ghanaian comfort food!

Even if you’ve never made a West African dish before, her easy to follow instructions will result in little to no confusion. She also has a handy section of tips and tricks to make for a seamless prep. Zoe invites you into her world with her new book-be prepared for a wild and variegated ride!

Get Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, available now for $30.

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