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Fufu is a staple food of West and Central Africa. It is a thick paste or porridge usually made by boiling starchy root vegetables in water and pounding with a mortar and pestle until the desired consistency is reached.

In Western Africa, fufu is usually made from cassava, yams, and sometimes combined with cocoyam, plantains, or maize. In Ghana, fufu is mostly made from boiled cassava and unripe plantain beaten together, as well as from cocoyam, and yam. Currently, these products have been made into powder/flour and can be mixed with hot water to obtain the final product hence eliminating the arduous task of beating it in a mortar with a pestle.

Where to get Fufu

2009 Aug 16
fufu is also big in the Caribbean where there has been a African slave population

it is a staple on Jamaica where alot or Nija (Nigerian) peeps

the dried flour can be found at Grace on Bank and probably other places

I know this cuz I was wondering how I could incorporate it in my fusion cuisine

alittle more info:
the main ingredient cassava is native to Jamaica (originating from S. America in ancient times)
the item eaten is referred to as Bammy and is made from Jamaica flour (cassava flour) with corn flour added and occasionally depending on family recipes, other ground and mashed roots....yam, sweet potatoes, etc...

for more reading: www.getjamaica.com

2009 Aug 17
It may not be your mother's fufu, but it is quite suitable. Smooth texture, well mixed. I'm not sure which flour she uses as I have not had fufu from the box in quite a while. As I previously mentioned, it is relatively small compared to a regular plate of fufu you might get at home or in a native African restaurant - but the price is very reasonable so you can always request more if you are hungry. (Fufu plus soup and meat came to $12.50).