National foods around the globe carry history for its native land. In The Ivory Coast, attiéké is a unique dish made from cassava roots, taking 3 days on average to prepare and is guaranteed to have everyone begging for more.
Attiéké, nicknamed "Ivory's couscous" is an integral part of Ivorian cuisine in Africa made from fermented cassava that has been grated. Originating in the south of the country, many people have had various takes on the meal and do different versions of the dish either as a snack or a full-out dinner. It is the culinary specialty par excellence of certain Ivory Coast peoples: Ebrié, Adjoukrou, Alladien, Avikam, Attie and Ahizi,
Traditionally prepared by groups of women who meet in their village especially for the preparation, attiéké is eaten as a complimentary to meat or fish, often with a sauce and eaten with the hands after being formed into small balls.
Despite not having the traditional tools located in West Africa, Sheya Asseke has found her own unique method to create the delicious dish known as Attiéké in Canada. But, how did Attiéké come to be and why is it such a common treat for Ivorians today?
Trent Damon is in his third year of the Bachelor of Film and Television program. He is also an upcoming rapper under the stage name of "PlayboyDamon". As someone who is somewhat of an African lineage, Trent has great interest in African history, loves traditional food, and the history behind it is something of a passion of him.
Favourite Food: Pigtail corn soup
Background: Trinidad and Venezuela
Javaughn is in his third year of the Bachelor of Film and Television program majoring in both Picture Editing and Visual Effects. Javaughn chose to work on this doc because of his interest in learning about other cultures and understanding the significance of sharing it with others. He also has an overall love of food which also helps.
Favourite food: Pop tarts
Joey is a third third year Bachelor of Film and Television student majoring in Screenwriting. The reason he chose to produce this doc is his personal interest in learning about other cultures and the importance of their representation. He also loves to learn about other country's food.
Favourite food: Pasta