Awa from Gambia
My name is Awa. I’m from Gambia. My journey with food started with my mum who taught me everything she knows about a food. It is a big tradition in my culture to follow our family legacy. We start cooking when we are very young. Our dishes are very flavoured and tasty, such as benachin (jollof rice) and chicken yassa (fried chicken with onions). We also have a lot of fish and seafood dishes. When I am cooking I feel very happy.