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"We are way more than Jollof" - Chef Binta on promoting African food globally

Season 2, Ep. 8

Chef Fatmata Binta promotes and preserves culture through food in Ghana. Her ‘Dine on a Mat’ experience, where she immerses guests in the full Fulani dining experience, won her the prestigious Basque Culinary World Prize in 2022. Chef Binta has also set up the Fulani Kitchen Foundation for women and girls. The organisation promotes the farming of fonio, an ancient African grain, among rural women. 



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