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Ceremonial Dishes of Sierra Leone Part 3

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Wed, 2013-12-18 16:11
plantain as a finger food at a wake

Foods and Dishes for Wake-Keeping

Above Plantain as a finger food at a Wake

Funerals in West Africa have become a party celebration, the family is expected to serve refreshment to the sympathizers after the funeral service as a way of appreciating these people for being with them in their moment of grief. It is very common to see people eating and drinking at these funerals you would think they were having parties. Some would even pack some food and drinks in plastic bags and take them home for their children or relatives.

Pepper Soup
Tea
Coffee
Cocoa
Ginger Beer
Other finger foods
Roast Beef on Strings
Sandwiches
Bread Rolls and Margarine
Rice Pap
Rice Akara Kuru
Binch Akara
Pepper Chicken
Roasted Pepper Fish

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
West Africa Cooks
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