Tomato Picking at the Makola Market for a Hearty Ghanaian Dish
A trail of tangy tomatoes colored the lively Makola Market in Accra, Ghana. As my eyes darted around the rich reds, shoes and shirts, peppers and patterns - the tomatoes were really my 'yellow brick road'.
Although I ate a mountain of plantains, most of the Ghanaian dishes were usually served with a stew or soup that is often tomato based like "Hkatenkwan" (Groundnut Soup), "Abenkwan" (Palm Nut Soup), or "Gari Foto" (Vegetarian Stew). During the time I spent with my Ghanaian host family on my volunteer trip, whenever I heard the grinding of tomatoes in a blender, I knew I was in for a treat!