Category Archives: food

Makola Market

Matt and I ventured into the endless bustle of Makola Market in downtown Accra yesterday.  Piled next to each other along the sides of the streets are stands specializing in single items: suitcases; polo shirts; biscuits; radios; bras; vegetables; giant, … Continue reading

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I turn 25 tomorrow and my fabulous TAMTAM coworkers surprised me with an awesome cake! It made me think about what I was doing last year at this time.  Matt and I were in Utah on our road trip around … Continue reading

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Today we participated in our host family’s tradition of having waakye every weekend, with delicious results once again.  This is a weekend tradition for many in Accra, as this roadside affair is actually only open on the weekend.  Matt and … Continue reading

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Local Delicacies, Accra

Yesterday our coworkers from TAMTAM introduced us to some quality Ghanaian food.  The first is FanIce, a delicious frozen ice cream in a bag that you tear open with your teeth.  Food is actually quite expensive in Accra, so FanIce is … Continue reading

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Fish market

This morning we visited the fish market.  As someone who likes to cook, markets are always fascinating.  This one didn’t fail to impress, with a cassava fish (a long, narrow, white fish which I hadn’t heard of before) that weighed … Continue reading

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Berlin delicacies

Berlin is known for its beer and its curryworst, sausage covered in a curried ketchup.  We also benefited from the recent influx of Turkish immigrants, who have brought amazing falafel to the city.  We heard that Dada Falafel was the … Continue reading

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London on the way

Matt, a fellow TAMTAM intern and my boyfriend, and I began our journey to Ghana by traveling through London and Berlin. We arrived in London at the same time as summer, leading us to spend hours in parks and minutes … Continue reading

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