Blending Old and New

This dynamic pairing of recipes brings food from Africa and the New World together for a delectible dinner.


+ enlarge image Jollof Rice

This menu pairs foods from Africa with foodstuffs found in the New World. Okra -- introduced to North America by African slaves -- is served as a popular vegetable side, prepared with tomatoes and corn. Jollof Rice and Yassa Chicken are versions of traditional main dishes from West Africa.

Okra N' Corn Combo Join two Southern staples to create a new favorite side dish.

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Collard Greens with Tomato-Onion Salsa Greens of all types are a popular part of African cooking.

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Jollof Rice This is a widely enjoyed West African dish.

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Yassa Chicken Citrus-marinated onions add a slightly crispy, sour crunch.

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Coconut Cake Cream of coconut intensifies the flavor of this cake.

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