Host family members pounding ""fufu"" with a mortar and pestle. ""Fufu"" is a well-known dish in Ghana that is made from boiled cassava and plantain. These ingredients are pounded together until they reach a sticky, wet consistency. People then pour a thin fish or chicken soup over the sticky ball and eat the food using their fingers. ""Fufu"" takes hours to prepare and the pounding is typically done by men. It is considered the specialty dish of the Ashanti Region and many people living in this area eat ""fufu"" on a daily basis.
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