Pierre Thiam

Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal

Pierre Thiam

Talk: Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal

We welcomed chef and author Pierre Thiam to discuss his book, "Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal". Chef Pierre discusses his book, his travels, the new taste sensations, exotic spins on rice and other familiar ingredients that are indigenous to Senegal; such as fonio, an ancient, tiny-seeded whole grain that has been one of the mainstays of Senegalese cuisine. Bursting with delicious taste and extraordinarily health, fonio is likely become a major player in home kitchens and top restaurants in the years ahead. Senegalese cuisine is a sonorous synthesis of native African, French, Portuguese, Creole, and Vietnamese cuisines.

Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam Catering introduces contemporary interpretations of ethnic flavors to a diverse, savvy clientele in NYC. He shares the culinary world of West Africa with a partnership with Boston University’s West African Research Association for an unforgettable culinary journey in Senegal, a hands-on learning experience preparing dishes and gaining a new understanding of West Africa through its cuisine.

Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal

Situated on the western coast of Africa, Senegal is a multicultural country with culinary influences from all over the world. Author Pierre Thiam grew up in its capital, Dakar, surrounded by bright, flavorful ingredients and passionate home cooks.

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