In Sierra Leone and other parts of West Africa, Chefs are complemented by a measure of their hands. Good hands make good foods.
My Mother had great hands. Whenever she cooked all my cousin’s would fuss over her food. Then I met my wife- Rita. Rita has excellent hands. As the saying goes “ a man will most times choose his partner in a person with the same attributes as his mother”.
From my wife - Rita I learned the joy and true passion of cooking African dishes. I learned from one of Sierra Leone’s finest teachers. A sophisticated lady with good hands. She embodies precision, skill and soul.
To watch this Goddess move around the kitchen, is to understand what Soul food is all about. (An excerpt from the upcoming cookbook- "My Wife's Hands")
By Shikaorsor Ademu-John