Fruits and vegetables. Popular Liberian ingredients include cassava, fish, bananas, citrus fruit, plantains, coconut, okra and sweet potatoes. Heavy stews spiced with habanero and scotch bonnet chillies are popular and eaten with fufu. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Located on the west coast of Africa, Liberia has an area of about 43,000 square […]
Liberia has a proud history and excellent cuisine, which combines traditional West African and American South Creole techniques. The history of Liberia is in fact inextricably tied to the United States! Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast. Liberia means “Land of the […]
Just like it sounds, cassava leaves are the leaves of the cassava plant and are the main component of the Cassava Leaf Dish. It is extremely popular in Liberia, but a variation of this dish is also served in other African nations, under the names Saka Saka and Pondu. Like […]
What makes a regular soup turn to torborgee soup has to do with two key ingredients: torborgee soda/country soda and torborgee oil. Torborgee soda is like baking soda with a much stronger taste.
Liberian Cuisine Collard Greens For many in the Diaspora, there is shared knowledge that dishes are meant not only to feed and nurture the body but to do so for the soul. This is what Liberia shares with its cousins across the Atlantic. In 1821 the American Colonization Society founded Liberia […]
Jollof rice is a staple dish of many of the West African countries, including Liberia, with regional variations. Typically made with meat or fish, it also can be vegetarian by leaving out the meat… Liberia has a proud history and an excellent cuisine, which combines traditional West African and American […]
Many Liberians grow their own rice, sugar cane, and cassava (a starchy root). Rice is eaten at least twice a day (much more than any other starch). Foreign rice, or pasava , is considered much better than locally grown rice because of the rocks that get mixed up with the local rice during harvesting. Palm oil […]
Palm Butter is a favorite dish of many both locals and visitors alike. Palm butter, a rendering of oil palm fruit used for food and cosmetic purposes. Palm butter, another name for Moambe or Nyembwe, a western Middle African sauce also made of oil palm fruit. A spread made of palm oil designed to imitate dairy butter.