Juliet Lubega

Uganda Matooke/Caribbean green banana in London

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Juliet Lubega

Uganda Matooke/Caribbean green banana in London

 Matooke is a big bunch of green bananas which grows off the top of a tall stemmed, banana tree supported by very large green leaves .It is grown in a plantation form. In Uganda it is sold or picked from the garden in bunches enkota and divided in portions ebiwagu to determine how many fingers eminwe to cook. In Uganda it is unlikely that anyone would be counting individual fingers eminwe, in the preparation stages. . You get a nkota, and then divide it into biwagu and strip off eminwe to peel with a knife and cook. Traditionally matooke is steamed in fresh stem free banana leaves. After all the fingers are stripped off the bunch, the middle stem on which they grow is then cut into bits, the bits  or alternatively the stems from the fresh banana leaves emizingonyo

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Author: lubega1

Among other things an aspiring UK based African writer with particular interest in African/Western cultural divide..

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