The wholesome and spicy nature of West African cuisine is gradually gaining recognition in the world and staying true to our voices and originality is why The Art of Fufu is not a project that is selling West African food as just food. Instead, we are pushing a dream that is telling the world “Hey! Be a part of the West African food experience, you’ll love it here”.
The Art of Fufu Making West African Cuisine More Accessible in The International Scene
We are driven to ask important questions like: Where is the West African Food culture headed? What narratives are we creating for African kids around the world who are ashamed to publicly eat their food or scared of being asked why their food is so different and spicy? Is there an idea out there that keeps moving West African Cuisine to the bottom of the list? Are we honoring our African heritage by telling our stories unapologetically to the world?
These questions led the Creator of the Art of Fufu Chef Kavachi Ukegbu on a journey to develop a West African cookbook called ‘The Art of FuFu’ where she explores the West African staple, fufu to educate the world about the rich flavors of Africa.
The Experiences Created Around West African Cuisine
The history of West African cuisine is rooted in creating beautiful food experiences where it is never just about eating alone. It is mixing spices that form delicious aromas and frequently tasting the food to make sure that it is mouth-watering. It is breaking the rules of table manners and laughing out loud with friends and family while eating, and taking a cool drink every step of the way. It is the experience of eating and at that moment nothing else matters because life feels better and more enjoyable.