In an attempt to communicate more regularly, I’m posting a picture a day of our time in Benin. I’m already three months behind. Better late than never.
The pictures will start with a wrap-up of our first months to get up to speed with our current timeline. I hope you enjoy seeing a bit of our lives in Benin.
Jen learning to make pate, a Beninese staple. Similar to polenta, it is a cooked cornmeal porridge. This version is pate rouge with tomatoes cooked into the base. Pate is generally cooked and then poured into small round molds about the size of a hockey puck. After cooling and congealing, you rip off chunks of the puck and scoop up sauce with your hand and slurp. I’m lame and usually ask for a spoon.