OMG! It’s àwín!


Awin in its casing

Ahh… childhood memories took the best of me when I spotted this image in my facebook newsfeed few weeks ago. Naturally, my instinct was to find out where and how I could get it right here in the states. You see, this dried fruit (commonly known àwín”, “tamarind” in the English speaking Caribbean, “Black Tumbler”, “Black Velvet” or “tamarindo” in Spanish) as can be found mainly in West Africa. Shortly after posting it, many of my friends who also share the same sentiments wasted no time in commenting on the post. Luckily, my good friend Hawa Barry- Diallo (the organizer of Miss Guinea North America) inboxed me saying she would ship a box over, including some “Monkey Bread”. I couldn’t believe my luck! I have been licking and flicking since the package arrived! OMG! On that note, I offer my sincere thank you and prayers to my dear Hawa for coming to rescue. May her house never burn, may the heels on her shoes never break, may she live a long and healthy life with more money than she can spend. Well, you get the idea. I am very grateful! So what next? I am looking for yet another favorite. Remember “agbalumo”? Reach out to me please. Let’s discuss. 🙂

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