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…the kitchen cupboards are full of powdered this and powdered that:

  • Coffee powder
  • Gravy powder
  • Curry powder
  • Mashed potato powder
  • Soup powder
  • Egg powder
  • Mustard powder
  • Custard powder
I wasn’t aware of this national obsession until I lived elsewhere. The only one we have in Togo is milk powder.
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I recommend the Moulin de France, a good pizza restaurant in downtown Yaoundé. It has an boulangerie and ice cream parlor to rival anything in Togo. The prices more than double what we pay in Lomé, but are still much cheaper than Paris.

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

Chief's enthronement

New village chief

Recently the new village chief, Abissi Samson, was enthroned. My job was to provide hospitality for everyone coming up from Lomé. We fed 63 people, not including children. Roast goat. I’ve had to downsize the photos because of the slow connection here.

Peripatetic pubs

The women take it in turns to open their courtyards once a week as pubs. One of life’s great pleasures is sitting in the Pidassa family’s courtyard tasting Prudence’s millet beer on a Saturday afternoon. Consistently excellent, and always served with a smile.