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Ghanaian Cuisine and Food

Culture:

By: April Hughes


Traditions:

•Families raise chicken and goat, which are used


during many ceremonial feasts.
•Eat three meals a day on average
•Most kitchens have open fire, iron griddle, and a clay
oven.
Etiquette:
• Don’t
– Try to smell
food which is
given to you
– If offered a
drink it is
considered
rude not to take
at least one sip.
– Blow your nose
while eating
Eating Out
• Upper class Ghanaians eat out on Sunday
• Smaller café style restaurants are called
“chop houses.”
• Restaurants are uncommon except for in
business centers and very urban areas.
• Most of these establishments are ran by
women
• Local vendors, however, congest the
roadside. Some foods include fried yams,
kelewele, as well as soups.
Sources:
• http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41111000/jpg/_41111190_10_schoolhildyghana.jpg
• http://www.adonaba.com/bilder/kenkey_fish.JPG
• http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/01/dining/01ghana.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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• http://everyculture.com/Ge-It/Ghana.html
• http://www.ghanaembassy.or.jp/general/etiquette.html
• http://www.foodbycountry.com/Germany-toJapan/Ghana.html