Posts Tagged ‘ndole’

Cooking oil vs. crude oil

La Saveur, Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo by Christiane Badgley

Turns out that one of my most popular blog posts ever is a piece called “La Saveur” that I wrote back in November 2009.

La Saveur, the name of an inexpensive and delicious dining spot in Yaounde, was a post about Cameroonian food in general and ndole in particular.

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La Saveur


I can’t spend all my time writing about the pipeline or I’ll end up depressed.  There’s lots to talk about in Cameroon…and one thing I can’t resist is the food. Cameroonian food is delicious.  I say it’s the best in Africa.  Of course, I should say it’s the best African cuisine I know, but I don’t think I’ll find better.

Cameroon has some 250 ethnic groups, each with its special dishes, and that alone makes for an extremely varied cuisine.  Then, there’s such an abundance of great ingredients:  the markets are jammed with a vast array of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, beans, tubers, peppers, spices — a profusion of colors and perfumes. Cameroon produces coffee, tea and chocolate.  Fishermen bring in a variety of fish, seafood and shellfish everyday.

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