One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dough made from boiled and ground plantain or cassava, used as a staple food in parts of West and central Africa.
- ‘Las Palmas, in North Hollywood, has delicious stews and fufu de platanos garlicky enough to raise the dead.’
- ‘One or more of these provide the ingredients for fufu, a stiff paste, that is rolled into small balls and dipped into stews.’
- ‘To serve: place the fufu into a bowl, and spoon the soup over and around it.’
- ‘Bakongo enjoy one of several sauces, eaten with fufu or with rice.’
- ‘Coucou is a corn flour paste prepared exactly as it was done in some parts of Africa, where it was called foo-foo.’
- ‘Nshima, eba, banku and kenkey, sadza are also some form of fufu eaten as main meals in different parts of Africa.’
- ‘It is also known as fufu in other parts of Africa.’
- ‘When the guests have had enough to drink, the new mother asks her mother to serve the food, which is usually a combination of rice, garri, yams, or fufu, and soup and stew made with stock-fish, ordinary fish, meat, and other types of game meat.’
- ‘Samba and tamale, signifyin and fufu, hora and matzoh ball, the gumbo of American culture is lush and tantalizing.’
- ‘In Africa, fufu is made by boiling plantain, cassava, or rice, and then pounding it with a large wooden mortar and pestle.’
- ‘A single person can make a small amount of fufu, pounding it with one hand and turning with another.’
- ‘It's not very Atkins, but it is good, useful food: a solid belly filler, as anyone who's eaten African fufu or ugali will tell you.’
From Akan fufuu.
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