Sep 07 2018

AFRICAN SOUPS THAT WILL NEVER MAKE IT IN CANS FOR A MILLION YEARS

Africans have a different taste when it comes to food. That fact is already established. What may seem so cool in the western world might not have a look at in these parts of Africa. With many growing up in a world where technology had to come from elsewhere, adaptation becomes difficult.

Food when eaten fresh has widely been accepted as the best standard and many Africans have taken this up the notch as the ultimate commandment.

In many homes, it’s a cook it all and eat it all theory. Refrigerators are a basic commodity in Africa now. However, when it comes to food, fresh is still the preferred option. There have been tales of husbands leaving their wives because they could not cook fresh food every day. Sigh! That is the extreme.

Notwithstanding, food processing for some recipes is widely repulsed. Processed fufu has not reached the heights it was destined to be because of the fact that it wasn’t pounded. Same goes for the palm nut fruit paste. It’s never the same as dirtying the entire utensils in your kitchen to cook it.

The western world has already made soups in cans. For them, it’s easier and a quick way of putting together a meal. But Africans will ask questions. Food is part of a culture and despite culture being dynamic, some things may stay the same for a million years.

A typical soup for an African should have all the basic ingredients but also not without the family touch or secret ingredients, that makes it worth the wait no matter how hungry you are, plus some soups are just better when its made fresh . Hence, soups in cans are canceled in their books.

Here are some African soups that may never make it in a can even in a million years:

Palmnut Soup/ Abenkwan/Banga

Egusi

Ayoyo/Ewedu

Light Soup/ Pepper Soup

Groundnut Soup/Mafe/ Sauce Arachide

Ebunuebunu

  • AUTHOR
    Telande World

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