Taste Test – Fufu

Fufu is a traditional West African side dish that is a starchy dense dough made from ground plantains. It is used to scoop up food much like Naan bread in Indian cuisine.

Alex has always been a fan of Scarpetta so he quite liked this West African version of the Italian practice. The flavor of the Fufu was mild and a perfect vehicle for absorbing the sauce. 8 out of 10

Taste Test – Thousand Lakes Minnesota Wild Rice

I have always enjoyed wild rice as an accompaniment to dishes when mixed with other ingredients. We have never tried it plain with just salt and butter before. Wild rice is a native North American grain used extensively by indigenous people.

As a side dish it was not our favorite, slightly chewy with a distinct flavor. Iy is excellent when mixed with white rice or meat dishes

7 out of 10