February being the month of love, Aftrad Village Kitchen wants to celebrate this month with groups of people looking to nurture their relationships through the art of cooking and eating together. Our cooking class, dabbed ‘LOVE BREWED IN ASANKA’ will involve and celebrate the cooking of the traditional Ghanaian soul satisfying dish called ABOMU made in an Asanka.
In Ghana, abomu is a simple tasty stew made from very few ingredients, usually not more the 4 vegetables. Yet the umami and full bodied flavours achieved is to die for. Abomu is traditionally made in an Asanka, an earthenware grinder. Using the Asanka adds to the flavours of the dish and presents a ready bowl for which the food is directly eaten from. In the Ghanaian Akan heritage, cooking in an Asanka presents a time when the whole family gathers to eat from the same pot. It nurtures love, unity and happiness in the family.
Our cooking class, ‘Love brewed in Asanka’ will be based on this tradition where couples or groups of people will cook abomu in an Asanka and share the meal from it afterwards. We hope that this class will be the love bond you’re looking for to help nurture your relationships.
LOVE BREWED IN ASANKA
DATE: Saturday 8th February 2020
TIME : 2-5 PM
VENUE: In our home kitchen Carshalton
CLASS SIZE: 6 (3 groups of 2)
BOOKING DETAILS: via Eventbrite
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THE CLASS?
This will be a hands on learning class where you’ll learn:
- About 3 traditional abomu recipes,
- About the traditional ingredients used to achieve umami flavours,
- About alternative substitutes for traditional ingredients to achieve the same umami flavours,
- How to use an Asanka, its care and maintenance.
As a bonus, you’ll learn how to cook some accompaniments for the abomu. It will be a fun learning session in an atmosphere where you can ask questions.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING FOR THE SESSION?
WHAT IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS DATE?
Email us with your enquiry at [email protected]. We have private tutorial sessions also available.
For all other enquiries you can either send us email at [email protected] or call 0044 7957107872.