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We live in a multicultural society where everyone has unique and interesting backgrounds.
Including in these is FOOD, which plays an important role in our lives.
Like everything else, food varies from one culture to the other. For example, it is found that eating pork
is perfectly normal in one country and prohibited in another.


We are a group of students from Vanier College in Montreal, Canada. As a school project
for our humanities class World Views on Food Production, each one of us had to come up with a special recipe.
This recipe had to either be a tradition that has been present in our family for many years or
have a symbolic meaning/historical background attached to it, which is part of our culture.


Because we didn't want to keep them only to ourselves, we created this blog to share with you our recipes!
Among these recipes, you will find appetizers, main dishes and desserts.


In this blog, you'll be transported from North and South America all the way to Europe and Asia passing by Africa.
Enjoy as you discover new delicious foods from around the world!

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Fufu

By: Wendy Kadianda Muswam


For several centuries, fufu has been in the Congolese culture. The fufu is a dish that is very important to Congolese because it is a staple food. This dish is composed of water and corn flour, sometimes mixed with cassava flour. It contains iron, calcium, and vitamin A, as it is a very substantial meal. Fufu is not only eaten in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but it is eaten in other countries in Africa. However, in some African countries, the fufu is made with water mixed with plantain, cocoyam, maize, rice, instant potatoes flakes, or yams. Furthermore, the Congolese eat fufu at least once a day. It is usually eaten at noon and if they have to eat it a second time during the day, it would be for supper. They eat it with vegetables, meat, fish or pepper. For example, my mom would cook it with chicken and cooked cassava leaves mixed with other vegetables such as cucumbers, zucchini and several other vegetables.

My parents cannot pass a day without eating fufu, even though it has been decades since they left Congo. In addition, the fufu is a dish that is easily digested if it is prepared with corn flour because cassava flour contains starch. Fufu has been, and will remain, in the Congolese culture for years.


THE RECIPE
(Fufu made with corn flour)


Ingredients:
- 500 mL water
- 1/3 cup of corn flour

Procedure:
1. Pour the water into the pan and boil it.
2. When it is boiled, add 100g of corn flour.
3. Simmer for a few second and then stir.
4. When the dough begins to be thick, add the remaining flour and mix until dough is thick, but soft.
5. Now the fufu is ready to be served.

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