Chef and author Zoe Adjonyoh is one of the most vocal and visible advocates for Ghanaian food. This position made her uncomfortable for a long while. At the outset, as a third culture kid in London with an Irish mother and Ghanaian father, she even asked herself if she was appropriating her own culture. She only had a small repertoire of dishes she learned from her reticent dad. Eventually a trip to see relatives in Ghana cleared up the notion of one standardized cuisine and freed her to follow her own instincts as she created Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen in the UK. And in doing so found a larger mission. Listen in to hear about the journey from accidental pop-up star to determined social justice advocate through food. And check out her recently re-published book, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen!
Photo courtesy of Sarah Crowder.
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