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Simply West African : easy, joyful recipes for every kitchen  Cover Image Book Book

Simply West African : easy, joyful recipes for every kitchen / Pierre Thiam ; with Lisa Katayama ; photographs by Evan Sung.

Thiam, Pierre, (author.). Katayama, Lisa, (author.). Sung, Evan, (photographer.).


"Experience the vibrant cuisines of West Africa any night of the week with 80 easy, accessible recipes This is West African food for every kitchen, a generous, warm welcome to its delicious, irresistible culinary mainstays and rhythms. If you already cook with ingredients like hearty greens, yams, black-eyed peas, and okra, or have enjoyed Southern staples like jambalaya and gumbo, you have tasted the deep culinary influences of this interconnected region that spans Senegal, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, and more. Now, in Simply West African, celebrated chef and West African cooking authority Pierre Thiam unlocks the region's essential tastes for the everyday home cook. With helpful tips and tricks that teach readers the basics of the cuisine, Pierre shows how seamlessly these flavorful, easy-to-execute dishes can become weeknight staples or the star of your table for weekend gatherings. Introduce family and friends to: Familiar dishes with a distinctly West African vibe: Chicken Yassa Tacos; Saucy Shrimp and Fonio Grits; Maman's Crispy Herb-Crusted Chicken; Blackened Salmon with Moyo Sauce One-pot crowd pleasers: Root Vegetable Mafe; Chicken Stew with Eggplant; Tomato, and Ginger; Braised Beef and Collard Greens Hearty vegetables and starchy soak-em-ups: Roasted Eggplant in Peanut Sauce; Double Coconut Rice and Peas; Smoky Black-Eyed Pea Mash With this book, you too will fill your kitchen with the comforting, irresistible flavors and beautiful spirit of West Africa"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593578025
  • ISBN: 0593578023
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- An ode to teranga -- From my world to yours -- Conscious cooking -- Setting up your West African kitchen tool kit -- Your essential West African pantry -- Sauces: the not-so-secret sauce to West African cuisine -- Snacks: nostalgia-inducing treats -- Meat: simple comfort foods -- Seafood: joyful feasts from the sea -- Vegetables: not just a side hustle -- Grains & beans: no West African meal is complete without them.
Subject: Cooking, West African.
Cooking > Africa, West.
Quick and easy cooking.
Cooking, West African.
Cuisine rapide.
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / International.
Cooking, West African.
Quick and easy cooking.
West Africa.
Genre: Cookbooks.
Livres de cuisine.

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