Speaking during an interaction with the media in Accra, the Managing Director of Freddy Hirsch Nigeria and West Africa, Mr Kojo Brifo, said that contrary to popular perception that there was no African cuisine, most African countries have preferred methods of making food.
Challenging the myth, he said “there has always been African cuisine. The difference between African cuisine and the more popular Chinese, Indian and other cuisine is a result of marketing and ownership.
“Reflect on this; Africa has about 1.3 billion people, with the largest landmass on earth. The world population is about 7.8 billion people. Africa is about 17 per cent of the total world population.
“Yet, we say that this 17 per cent have no cuisine, meaning they have no food or preferred style of making food. Yet, Europe, with its 10 per cent has multiple cuisines; Latin America and the Caribbean’s eight per cent have multiple cuisines and even Northern America with five per cent world population have multiple cuisines, but Africa, the largest population in the world after Asia does not have one global cuisine?”
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