African eggplant

Its round or oval and has the size of a tomato depending on the variety. This is a bitter vegetable. It’s called in Guinea : “Diakatou”. It is usually serves essentially to brighten the sauces at the exception of Forest Guinea region where it is… Read more


Designate the fried plantain banana. See also plantains.


Fruit and vegetable at the same time, green-skinned, pear-shaped fruit that ripens after harvesting as Avocado does not ripen on the tree. Choose the avocado green, firm and without marks. Leave it to ripen in the ambient temperature as it will not ripen if refrigerated.… Read more

Baobab fruits

The fruit come from the Baobab tree know as the tree of life in Africa. The fruit is white and naturally dry from the tree. It has an acidic, almost citrusy taste. The pulp is highly nutritious and contains a very high amounts of vitamin… Read more

Baru fida

Meaning in Mandingo, Spinach’s leaves sauce


Wolof (Senegalese language) designating the dried Roselle (or sorrel) flower. It’s called in French “oseille de Guinée”. The bissap gives several toning drinks : juice, syrup, tea and even beer. It is also more and more used as dye agent in the food processing industry.Roselle… Read more


Fulani word designating the pellet pudding made with cereals (rice, fonio, mil or maize). The pellet are manually made in a calabash and it is usually consumed in Ramadan period to break the day fasting.


Smoked fish widely consume in the Guinean west coast region.


Means sauce in Sosso language.


Its the name given to the Palm Nut Soup and its made by extracting the liquid out of a palm fruit. It is widely eaten all over West Africa. Bötè is traditionally made by boiling about the palm fruits in a pot of water for… Read more


Sosso word, meaning “leaves”. Leaves sauces are in general very cooked in Guinea. The used leaves will vary according to the seasons and the regions. Most known’s leaves sauce are : Spinach leaves, Cassavas leaves, Sweet potatoes leaves, and Sorrell leaves sauce etc…


Dried breadcrumbs powder is obtained by rasping or by crushing pieces of bread in the mixer which is then to pass to the sieve.


is widely consumed wherever it is cultivated in tropical regions. It has longitudinal form ; its flesh is firm and of whitish color, under a brown bark and skin. Cassavas can be cooked in various ways. Softly boiled, it has a delicate flavor and can… Read more

Cassava Flour

It is principally composed of the tuber of Cassava picked, dried, and crushed in powder. This flour is used for the preparation of the tô, fufu , futu & cassava’s stick.

Coconut’s sweet

Sweetened tart made from the flesh of walnut of coconut. Essentially consummate during school recreations.


It is a fermented milk of cow, during three to four days. In Europe, it can be replaced by yogurt or a mix of white cheese and fresh cream. Traditionally, the most popular dish of Fulani’s in Fouta.


It’s the Caribbean’s name for the taro. The dachine is from the same family of the tubers as the taro. Having lengthened or having rounded up form and size remind of those of the celery-turnip. It is of brown colour outside but its flesh is… Read more


Meaning in Fulani language : “eggplant”. The diakatou is a wild African eggplant, smaller than the European eggplant. A slightly bitter, sweet, tender fruit covered with a shiny skin that ranges in colour from white, to red, yellow, green, or purple, depending on the variety.


Name given in Conakry to grilled chops of lamb or sheep, basically designate B.B.Q. Term widely used in Ouest Africa.


Its the Fulani and Sosso name for Ginger fresh juice


Means in Mandingo language, corn ’s powder


Its the Fulani word for Fonio cereal. See Fonio


It is a cereal’s grain little spread in Africa, which is becoming more and more appreciated all over the world for its taste and dietary qualities. It principally cultivated in the region of Fouta Djalon, for Guinea and also in Mali and Burkina. The fonio… Read more


It is the name of my village, my city, the paradise of my childhood. Foulaya is located in the Guinea low coast region at 120 kilometres from the capital Conakry and is 8 kilometres far from the city of Kindia.


Meaning in Mandingo language, okra’s sauce