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The Ghana Cookbook is now in its third printing! Get your copy of the 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner.

Akwaaba! Welcome to BETUMI: The African Culinary Network.(BEH-two-me is an Akan word meaning “can do.”) Since 1997 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.