Visiting Our New Town – Host Family

During our trip to our new town, we stayed with a local host family (a different host family than we’d been staying with during the rest of training). This is the outdoor kitchen behind the house. Lots of Beninese cook outside over a wood or charcoal fire. I particularly liked that this family cooks over three old engine blocks in a triangle (in foreground of picture). Dinner this night was inyam pile, a form of mashed potatoes made with the local yams where the cooked yams are pounded with huge mortar and pestle to bring out the starch in the yams. Our host family served the traditional Beninese spicy tomato sauce with fish over the yams.

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