Welcome to Hunt Gather Talk, Season Three. This season will focus entirely on fish and seafood, freshwater and salt. Think of this as the podcast behind my latest cookbook, Hook, Line, and Supper, which covers all things aquatic.
I am happy to be working with two title sponsors, E-Fish and Filson. These will be the only two commercial sponsors of the show, a move I’ve made to keep things as uncluttered as possible. I happen to already wear a lot of both Filson and I love what the folks at E-Fish are doing, so it’s a natural fit.
Every episode of Season Three will dig deep into some aspect of the fish and seafood world, from prep and how to sessions to sustainability and the farmed vs. wild debate, to how fish and seafood plays into other world cuisines, to episodes on specific kinds of fish.
In this episode I talk with the fantastic cookbook author Zoe Adjonyoh about the food of West Africa, Ghana in specific, with an eye on where fish and seafood figure into this region’s cuisine.
West African food in general, and Ghanaian food in particular, is a cuisine that more Americans ought to know about. Its flavors are bold and its ingredients are, in many cases, ingredients in the American gardens and markets — thanks in no small part to the role of slavery in shaping American cuisine. Black-eyed peas, okra and gumbo? All West African at their core, as is jambalaya.
For more information on this episode, here are some helpful links:
- Here’s a link to Zoe’s cookbook Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, as well as her place to buy West African spices online.
- Senegal is another country with amazing food. I highly recommend the cookbooks by Pierre Thiam, such as Senegal.
- My okra stew recipe is loosely based on Zoe’s recipe, and goes really well with fried fish.
I have brought back Hunt Gather Talk with the hopes that your generosity can help keep it going season after season. My two sponsors help things a lot, but you are the third leg of the stool. Think of this like public radio, only with hunting and fishing and wild food and stuff. No, Hunt Gather Talk won’t be a “pay-to-play” podcast, so you don’t necessarily have to chip in. But I am asking you to consider it. Every little bit helps to pay for editing, servers, and, frankly to keep the lights on here. Thanks in advance for whatever you can contribute!