Accra: Country Kitchen

Accra I order goat in my soup to please Henry but then I don’t eat it lest I offend Robin.

Bush meat is on the menu. It is a euphemism for greater cane rat, otherwise known as grasscutter. Eighty million greater cane rats are harvested every year in the region. When you purchase greater cane rat from a butcher you will often receive a complementary bag of stomach contents which can be used to flavour your bushmeat soup.

I am having a hard time getting fufu. When I order it for dinner I am told it is too late in the day, that my stomach wouldn’t have time to digest it. Today I order it for lunch but get rice with my light soup instead.

We watch a World Cup match on tv at the Country Kitchen.

We watch the Under 17 World Cup finals between England and Spain. My driver, Henry, seems to be cheering for Spain. Perhaps there is some residual resentment from England’s colonialism. Or maybe I’m reading too much into it.