* Rice is a staple throughout Guinea (all regions).
- Rice is never by itself. My friend, Fode Camara, says
eating rice without any sauce is like someone asking for
a taco and only receiving a shell! He absolutely loves
rice and sauce!
Other ingredients depend on the specific area and what is available.
* People traditionally eat from a communal bowl. One hand may hold the bowl (so your neighbor doesn't take your share!), and the other will scoop food to be eaten.
–Rice, sorghum, millet, and cassava.
–Sauces made with groundnuts, okra, and tomatoes.
–Sometimes they eat fresh or smoked fish, beef, or poultry.
–Avocado, mango, melons, coconuts, citrus, grapes, and pineapple.
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Facts, Taboos, & Customs
- The biggest meal is usually in the middle of the day.
- Many families can only afford to eat once a day.
- It is impolite to eat while walking.
- Visitors will be invited to join in a meal.
- It may be impolite of a visitor to decline a meal invitation.