In this short guide, we list various kinds of fufu from across the continent, and offer links to recipes on how to make them as well as pairing suggestions.
The sheer joy of eating fufu is is hard to match. Stick your hand into the pounded starch and use it to scoop the best bits of hot soup from the bowl. From the time we start eating solid food as babies until our teeth fall out, most of us Africans will eat a variation of this distinctive staple almost daily.
There are hundreds of variations on fufu to fit all tastes, both personal and regional. We all have our favorites, the fufu that we think works best with a certain stew, or for a certain time of day, and we all know that one weird person who eats their's with a fork—like seriously, why?