Marquette University Student Government and the African Student Association will host “Taste of Africa” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in Marquette Place in the AMU. Spend the evening enjoying a sampling of diverse African foods as well as a DJ playing a mix of African music and recent hits. Featured dishes at this buffet of culture and cuisine include jollof rice, Nigerian tomato stew, brown chicken stew, efo/vegetable stew and fried plantains.
Also called “Benachin” meaning “one pot”, jollof rice is a popular dish in many parts of West Africa. Nigerian tomato stew and its aromatic spices are a welcome accompaniment to any meal or festive spread in Nigeria. Brown chicken stew is full vegetables that give it an attractive color. Efo/vegetable stew, a traditional Nigerian recipe for a stew of vegetables and greens in a tomato-based sauce flavored with chilies, rounds out the soupcategory. Of course, no taste of Africa could be complete without delicious fried plantains.
If you are looking to expand your cultural knowledge through food and music, come to Taste of Africa.