We almost always get lunch after church at a local joint called “All There Chop Bar”. Since we often return late from driving out to village churches, it is convenient to grab food that is ready to go and take it home.
A Visit to our Local Pig Butcher
My friend Zak Jangdow runs a pork butchery & roasting business in town. He’s my go-to source for fresh pig meat. On a recent visit to buy a leg of ham, I took a video camera along so that you could experience the adventure with me.
Maasa – Fried Corn Cakes
See the traditional clay frying pots used for making one of northern Ghana’s favorite fried snacks.
Giant Rat for Dinner
We catch, kill, and cook a giant pouched rat! And it’s just as delicious as all our Mamprusi friends told us.
A real Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened in Tamale and we went to check it out! Spoiler alert: It was as greasy as expected.
A Jingle from Ghana’s Famine of ’77
An old Mampruli jingle is a reminder of the famine that plagued northern Ghana in the late 70s and the corruption that exacerbated its horrific effects.
Dry Season Mystery Spots
Here’s a puzzle for you! Have a look at the satellite image above which was taken in December 2016. Notice all the white spots scattered across it? Below is the same aerial view taken in the rainy season. Notice that the white spots are missing? So what do you think the spots are? The white […]
One of my favorite things about going to market is that no matter how many years I’ve lived here I always seem to find something new and interesting. On a recent market run, I found a small tuber for sale that the Mamprusi call peesa. I found it identified in the Mampruli Dictionary as Solenostemon […]
While hiking at the Gambaga Escarpment near Namaasim, we ran into a hunter I had met about a year ago. Back then he had told me he was hunting baboons. I didn’t think it very likely that he’d find any. On this day, however, he had been quite lucky and stumbled across a pack of […]