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Peter Gostelow

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Photo Story: Sierra Leone

Doesn’t that look delicious! Rice and cassava are staple foods in Africa. In Sierra Leone people also use the cassava leaf, as pictured here, boiling it in palm oil then throwing in some meat for a bit of protein (fish is the most common). Communal eating is the norm throughout most of Africa, with most people sharing from a common bowl and using their right hand to eat with. The spoons here have added a touch of refinement to the dining experience.

This was lunch served to myself and a group of other volunteers during a mosquito net distribution. When you’re hungry and there is little other choice you eat what’s available. I’m not sure I’d stomach this quite so easily now. This picture is part of the blog post I wrote here.


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