For Ghana-born film Director Nana Ghana, food helps bring back memories of home. Now living in Los Angeles, and as a successful filmmaker on the rise, Nana has come to realize how traditional foods that she grew up with have become a way to stay connected with her family, especially her mom and sister-in-law. Peppa Soup got a chance to sit down with the very talented and gorgeous Director/Writer/Producer/Actress at a screening event for her film LA Woman Rising, available on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video. We were able to ask her what her favorite dishes were and how food helps keep memories of her family alive.
Unfortunately, our effort to get the exact recipe for Nana’s favorite dish, was not as successful as we hoped. We don’t have the secret ingredients she likes to add, but we did find out that she does hers with a vegan twist. Mom, on the other hand, will not allow it, goat meat must be a staple.
Although we did not get the recipe for the most popular dish in West Africa, according to Nana, we do hope that she will be back again soon to show us in a cooking segment. For now, watch below as Director Nana Ghana divulges the secrets of making traditional dishes in such a way that family stays right in the center of it.