Chef Dispatches: Senegal
Watch Sean Brock in The Mind of a Chef on PBS.
Rare speckled cowpeas from Sandaga Market; I’ve since planted some in South Carolina.
Wood-fired squab with mustard onions at Seoul II.
Akara fritters with tomato compote at Ly’s apartment.
Eating thiébou yap with my hands, seated on the floor.
The local Senegalese beer that everyone drinks.
A grill fashioned from an old oil drum at the night fish market on the beach.
Peanuts roasted in the sand on Gorée Island.
Fish-head fritters at Fati Ly’s home.
Soupe kandia, the roots of Southern gumbo.
Panoramic view of Gorée Island.
Café Touba, a street vendor in Dakar.
A taste of America in West Africa (note how beat up the bottle is).
Lamb butchers on the streets of Dakar.
Rice hanging in the kitchen for good fortune.
Lamb parts cooking on the streets, at Dakar’s lamb market.