Join us for our Ghanaian Chow! I We're so excited to welcome Chef Gladys Opoku back to Chow Club!
Black-eyed pea fritters are popular snacks, often served with tea at breakfast. Black-eyed peas are blended with onions, garlic, scallions and spices and then fried. Served with fresh mako, a spicy pepper sauce made with fresh tomato, onion and chili. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Foto (prounounced “fotor”) means mash-up or mix together. In this popular dish, fermented grated cassava (gari) mixed with stewed tomatoes, onions, garlics, herbs and spices. With a texture similar to couscous, Gari Foto is traditionally eaten with your hands. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Peanut butter and tomatoes lend a rich and creamy backdrop to this simple, hearty Ghanaian chicken stew, known as groundnut soup. Inside you’ll find a omo tuo, a Ghanian rice ball made by cooking very soft, glutinous rice, then pounding or rolling the rice into sticky balls. Gladys’s rice balls are green from spinach, basil and cilantro. Gluten-free. Vegan Groundnut Soup available. Please let us know if you need a nut-free soup.
These Ghanaian doughnuts are both a popular street food and a breakfast item. Many African countries have their own version like puff-puff in Nigeria and mikate in Congo. Vegan. Gluten-free dessert available.
With it’s digestive properties, this sweet and zesty ginger tea is the perfect finish to your meal. The ubiquitous home-made West African ginger drink can be served hot or cold (we’re serving it hot!) Vegan and Gluten-free.
Gladys Opoku was born in Ghana where she learned to cook from her grandma and aunties. “Since I came out of my mom’s belly, I was cooking,” Gladys reflects. As a little girl, when her mom was done cooking, Gladys would run off with an empty tomato can, pick vegetables from the garden, start a little fire and cook her own dishes in the can. By age nine she was cooking meals for her large extended family.
In 2006, Gladys and her business partner Peggy N. Benekin created YEN Kitchen, an Atlanta-based catering company serving Ghanaian and Geechee Gullah cuisines.Understanding that generational health problems, like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. could be healed and/or reversed through conscious cooking and choosing to eat better, Gladys and Peggy offer healthier options to the food they each grew to love since childhood.
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