What’s in a Name: Oto

What’s in a Name: Oto

I met with my Small Business Development Center advisors on Friday and one of them suggested that perhaps people were afraid to try African food because it was foreign. I’d known this all along, but to have someone say it out loud made me take note even more....
THE HOW-TO OF ASEMPE MOKO

THE HOW-TO OF ASEMPE MOKO

I begin with about 15 fresh scotch bonnets from one of the Mexican stores on Hamilton, although most grocery stores also carry them. They are seasonal so I make sure to stock up when I do find them. The red ones tend not to be as hot.  I wash, de-stem, and half them...
FEED PEOPLE : HEAL SCHISMS

FEED PEOPLE : HEAL SCHISMS

“Onina mi.” “Atomoo.” “You are invited.” These are three ways we as Ghanaians invite others, sometimes total strangers to share our plate of rice or our bowl of soup. The first is in Ga, the language from the coastal region of Accra, my maternal grandfather’s mother...