“My favourite food is fried plantain and beans.
I really like plantain and beans because it reminds me of my childhood. It was a Sunday afternoon meal. It always reminds me of coming back from church and my mom cooking us; we’d just sit and wait for her to finish cooking up lunch. And she had a very unique way of cutting up her plantain. That’s what it reminds me of. I think that’s why I really enjoy the meal.
Plantain and beans… it’s kind of straightforward to prepare. It’s easy. You can tweak and you can actually do your own add-ons. Like you could add fish. I know some people that like to add meat to their beans. You could add palm oil, or you could do without palm oil.
The ingredients for plantain and beans are not difficult to find. I think wherever I’ve been I’ve always had either the beans or I’ve had plantain regularly.
I don’t make it as often as I’d love to make it. But whenever I do get the chance, I prepare myself a plate.”