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Pounding fufu

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This is a common scene throughout West Africa: women "pounding fufu". Fufu is a staple food throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. But many other African countries have variations of fufu as well.

It is made with a flour made from cassava or another flour such as semolina, or maize flour. It can be made by boiling starchy food crops like cassava, yams or plantains and then pounding them into a dough-like consistency. Fufu is eaten by taking a small ball of it in one's fingers and then dipping into an accompanying soup or sauce.

Hand-carved in Ghana by Asante (Ashanti) craftsmen.