Learn about ancient empires and the origins of modern nations as you choose from a selection of 120 tempting dishes.Come and discover the rich and sultry blend of meats, tropical fruits, vegetables, grains, spices and oils that served as the foundation of West African life for centuries. The history of these lands is as rich as the spicy food. Learn about ancient empires and the origins of modern nations as you choose from a selection of 120 tempting dishes. You can create these exotic foods in your own kitchen no matter where you live. Whether you are rediscovering West African foods or experiencing them for the first time, the author guides you through the ingredients and recipes with clear, easy steps. This book contains 70 full-colour photographs, sources and tips for buying tropical foods, a bibliography and an index. You can begin your journey today!