A Good Soup Attracts Chairs

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WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN than making Peanut Butter Stew or Plantain Chips or, better yet, mixing up something as unusual and tasty as Fufu or Kelewele? Kids can take their turns at being international cooks with A Good Soup Attracts Chairs. This book contains more than thirty-five easy-to-follow recipes from the kitchens of West Africa. Plus, there's a special section on how to throw an African party.

It won't be hard to have a good time in the kitchen. Learning about new foods ...

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Overview

WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN than making Peanut Butter Stew or Plantain Chips or, better yet, mixing up something as unusual and tasty as Fufu or Kelewele? Kids can take their turns at being international cooks with A Good Soup Attracts Chairs. This book contains more than thirty-five easy-to-follow recipes from the kitchens of West Africa. Plus, there's a special section on how to throw an African party.

It won't be hard to have a good time in the kitchen. Learning about new foods and how to make them teaches kids about the culture of the original creators of the recipes. This children's cookbook introduces the authentic recipes of Ghana and West Africa as experienced firsthand by author Fran Osseo-Asare.

Presents over thirty-five easy-to-follow recipes from the kitchens of West Africa and Ghana and instructions on how to throw an African party.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
This "First African Cookbook for American Kids" is a treasure for kids, for parents and for teachers. From the Lemon Squash (a kind of lemonade) to the African doughnuts and all the delights between, the book is packed with 35 recipes, definitions, history, geography, and anecdotes to spice it up to perfection. This unique collection has clear and simple instructions, tempting offerings and superb photography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549180
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Haynes, a resident of Pineville, Missouri, has won numerous local, state, and national awards for her illustrations.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction: Our Family and Africa 11
Cooking African 15
Kitchen Equipment 17
Glossary of West African Ingredients 21
Metric Conversion Table 26
Drinks 28
Lemon Squash 29
Ginger Beer 32
Orange Juice 34
Lemongrass Tea 37
Main Courses 40
Peanut Butter Stew or Soup with Chicken 41
Jollof Rice 44
Palaver Sauce 47
Palmnut Soup 50
Light Soup 54
Vegetarian Groundnut Soup 57
Gari Foto 61
Corned Beef Stew 64
Fish and Gravy 68
Egg Curry 71
Bean Stew 74
Meat Stew 77
Starchy Accompaniments 80
Rice Balls (and Plain Boiled Rice) 81
Gari 83
Fufu 85
Ampesi (Boiled Starchy Vegetables) 87
Kenkey 90
Banku 93
Rice and Beans 96
Fried Red Plantain Slices 99
Roasted Ripe Plantain 101
Snacks and Party Foods 103
Boiled Corn 104
Roasted Corn 106
Chichinga (Grilled Pieces of Meat) 107
Fish Turnovers 110
Kelewele (Fried Plantain Cubes) 114
Fresh Coconut 116
Akla (Bean Balls) 120
Plantain Chips 124
Avocado Spread 126
Groundnut Paste 128
Papaya Jam 130
Desserts and Sweets 132
Pawpaw with Lime 133
Twisted Cakes 134
Tropical Fruit Salad 138
Orange Slices 141
African Doughnuts 144
Groundnut Toffee 147
An African Party 151
Where to Learn More About African Cooking 157
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