A lot of hard work, research and thought has gone into producing this cook book. Initially the sumptuous gold colours, design style and layout stand out from other books which make me really like it. It looks and feels like a quality hardback. The Ghanaian Kente *cloth style is used throughout and in the content section divides. Know this Kente has meaning in Africa and the author Zoe Adjonyoh makes us aware of this. She is saying I choose colour and textiles for a reason.
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Every month at Old Spitalfields in London arranged by Open The Gate there are small business selling African inspired products. On Saturday’s there are regular Old Spitalfields traders offering a range of fashion, accessories and arts & crafts and then there are themed markets. Here we meet Aunt Gee's stall and try their range of ‘Shitto’ at The African Market.
What is Shito?
Shito is a Ghanaian sauce (fish and chilli oil slow cooked for hours) which can be eaten with rice, yam, gari and more. You can also use it as a spread. Shito, is the word for pepper in the Ghanaian native language.