NBSV 112: West African cuisine, the plant-based diet + where they intersect, with Nana-Serwa Mancell



How has West African -specifically Ghanian- cuisine [and its plant-based nature], influenced US and Caribbean food cultures?


Nana-Serwa Mancell is the Founder and chef of Veghana, a meal delivery and catering company based in Dubai that serves vegan West African cuisine. Nana believes that West African Food deserves a place among the popular global cuisines, and that it has an enormous amount to offer anyone on a plant-based diet.


As more people embrace a plant-based diet, it’s time for the world to look towards West Africa, and Nana is one of several key folks propelling that motion.


Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> Why it's imperative that the world looks towards West Africa as more folks embrace a plant-based diet


>> How West African food has had a huge influence on US and Caribbean food cultures [both in the past and currently]


>> The historical, cultural, feminist stories around West African food (Nana is Akan, a matrilineal culture) - and the important role of street food



Connect with Nana-Serwa:


>> The Veghana website


>> Veghana on Instagram



Episode transcript:


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