September 19, 2020

It has been 9 months since announcing I would be setting up Betumi’s Kitchen, but I rushed back from Ghana in March, 2020 when the pandemic hit, and all those plans have been on hold and remain so. I’m sorry, but will update you all when this coronavirus outbreak is under control (perhaps not for a year).

This is the way 2020 started, but everything has changed:

Afehyiapa! Welcome to a new year and a new decade. One in which we are setting up an e-commerce site called BETUMI’S KITCHEN, selling Ghanaian custom-made items including the Adinkra Cookie Stamp kits (Gye Nyame and Sankofa), aprons, quilted pot holders, and Bolgatanga serving baskets.

       —  Fran Osseo-Asare

Please browse the Shop section though it  is still under development. Initially, shipments are limited to the U.S. (But Fran will be in Ghana in March). Feedback is welcome, and let us know if we should consider other items, such as asanka grinding bowls, apotoyewa/tapoli wooden mashers, or stirring sticks.

 If you’re new here:  Akwaaba! Welcome to BETUMI: The African Culinary Network.(BEH-two-me is an Akan word meaning “can do.”) Since 1997  (over 20 years!) this site (formerly Ananse’s Web: The African Culinary Network) has been connecting scholars, professionals, home cooks and others who delight in African cuisine and food history. This is a space to discover, document, and share information on the vast and fascinating culinary heritage of Africa. Feel free to explore the site and join our on-line community.)

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