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West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

Poulet braisé (grilled chicken) is one of the iconic foods of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  The recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the result is intensely aromatic and flavourful. Grilled chicken is every bit as popular in Côte d’Ivoire as it is where I […]

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

Kedjenou, Fragrant Chicken Tagine from Côte d’Ivoire

This kedjenou is my family’s favorite comfort food.  It’s a flavorful and accessible one pot meal, which is practically the national dish of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  Kedjenou would be a terrific dish for Kwanzaa celebrations or an African Thanksgiving. When my husband […]

Refreshing Gnamakoudji, Ginger Juice from Côte d’Ivoire

Refreshing Gnamakoudji, Ginger Juice from Côte d’Ivoire

Gnamakoudji (pronounced nyamakūdji) is a refreshing ginger, pineapple juice from Côte d’Ivoire.  It has become one of my favorite pick-me-ups — refreshing and invigorating. Health Benefits Personally, I have always adored ginger, as much for its mild spiciness as for its amazing health benefits.  Ginger […]