Market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: via Loisperris
Here at ETW, we like to keep our readers happy. And being the nerdy academics we are, we also like to keep track of our blog stats, and the data say we get a lot of traffic for our writings about Mexican moles, French macarons, and Caribbean cuisine.
But we were surprised to find we are one of the top hits on the internet for “Côte d’Ivoire Cuisine” and “Côte d’Ivoire Food.” While we are pleased that Ivorian and Ivorian cuisine enthusiasts love us, we feel we have disappointed you, as our only post on the subject is a review for a now-defunct restaurant.
On top of that, Chicago’s only Ivorian restaurant – the apparently once-excellent and delightfully authentic Au Maquis on west Howard Street – closed some years ago and has since been replaced by a Dunkin’ Donuts.
So what to do? We want you to know how much we love West African food and African Cuisine on this blog, and if you want it, you are going to get it. We’ll check out more recipes from Côte d’Ivoire and its neighboring regions, do some solid exploring to find the best West African cuisine in Chicago and on the rest of our travels, and continue to spread the word of one of the world’s great culinary traditions. It’s what we do.