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Merrily stewing away on my stove is a pot of Chicken Kédjénou, a West African (specifically, from Côte d'Ivoire) dish that's basically a chicken stew with red wine and a bouillon cube as the liquid. I got the idea to make it and the directions from . . . a graphic novel. To be fair, both of the Aya books have extensive cultural notes in the back -- in addition to Chicken Kédjénou, the second book also tells you how to bundle your baby onto your back, African style, and has a little essay about how Ivorian families care for a new mother. I guess I'll just have to see if the Chicken Kédjénou is really good enough to seduce a girl from Paris . . .

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elliska
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love recipes like this. Make them all the time. They are easy. They are also healthy and tasty. Sounds great!
frenchpony
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
It's the kind of recipe that makes me unable to understand why there are so many people who don't cook. This could not be simpler, and you can even buy whole chickens already cut up into serving pieces if you don't want to dismember the bird yourself.

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