I first heard Patti Sloley on the Nick Coffer radio show on BBC Three Counties radio and she and Nick were talking about the cooking lessons she was involved in, in conjunction with Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli's cookery school. Let me explain that Patti is from Ghana and was talking about food that I had never heard of but sounded really intriguing.
Following on from this I 'met' Patti on Facebook and we became Facebook friends however every time we tried to meet something would come up and it was after nearly four years of 'online friendship' that we finally got to meet in person a few weeks ago!
Halsey's. I was so excited to actually me her and to have my first ever experience of Ghanaian food.
I brought my vegetarian blogger friend Nayna with me as her daughter had recently returned from Ghana telling Nayna all about the fantastic food she had there. Click here if you want to read Nayna's account of the evening too.
First of all we had a warming soup which was very apt for the weather that evening's cold and wet weather. The soup, a rich chowder, was made with coco yam, yam, sweetcorn and bacon and was rich and creamy (a vegetarian version without the bacon was also available) and everyone loved it.
I am eager to get together with Patti and see what we can cook up together and don't worry I will keep you informed.
Thanks to Patti's Menu for inviting me and Nayna. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and photos are my own and cannot be copied or reproduced without my permission.