Popular Foods in Burkina Faso (with poll)

Happy Friday! I’m craving a giant slice of chocolate cake. But enough about me, let’s talk about Burkina Faso!

  • Most meals in the villages are shared out of a single pot (true family style) and the right hand is used to scoop up the food.
  • The cities eat European style – fork, knife, spoon, plate.
  • Frog and toad meat is eaten “dried or fried” in Burkina Faso, with hundreds of frogs laid out to dry in the hot African sun (Photographs are available to view on National Geographic,  Fried or dried, frogs are popular food in African Markets)
  • Part of the country was colonized by France, therefore many French foods and techniques have made their way into Burkinabe tradition, such as the ubiquitous green bean.
  • Bissap, Roselle, sorrel, and Hibiscus are all names for the plant leaves that flavor Bissap Tea, high in vitamin C and believed to help reduce cholesterol


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