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Finger Food, Part 3 Fu Fu and Soup

Winnie and Ike Ogbogu in Nigeria 1970s
Here is another story in our series on Finger Food. Towards the end of elementary school the Ogbogue Family moved to my hometown of Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York. I would live just around the corner from my house for almost five years. Our families had children of similar ages and our parents quickly became close sharing lots of time and meals together. We went in and out of each other’s houses all the time. Like me, Fran and Ben ate a lot! So did the other children in the family. Eric had a longer NFL career and became the face of the Under Armour company. I remember the smell of Nigerian food in Mrs. Ogbogu’s kitchen so well! Born and raised in Nigeria, she made traditional dishes like jollof rice and soups like egusi soup (the seeds of fermented melon cooked with beef, oxtail, smoked fish) and ground nut soup. These soups one ate with the fingers using yam fu fu. 

Egusi Soup Recipe [Watch Now 5 min 2 sec]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewn5HCeK6pg

Yam Fu Fu Recipe [Watch Now 6 min 20 sec]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OcV_0C8G-g

Finger Food, Part 4 Burritos

Finger Food, Part 2 Ice Cream Cones