American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick, doughlike West African food made by boiling and pounding a starchy vegetable such as yam, plantain, or cassava.
- n. alternative spelling of foo-foo.
- Of West African origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The grandmother says that maybe the girl is skinny because she does not get the right foods, because she eats mostly a paste made from cassava that is called fufu.”
“A YouTube commenter they're all so civilized in this thread! correctly points out that the dish is a direct descendant of West African 'fufu', which in Cuba is sometimes called fufu de plátano.”
“Link delicious stuff. known as fufu (accent on the second u) in Cuba and mangu (accent on the u) in Dominican Republic.”
“The west African version of ugali is fufu, which is similar in that it is a starchy mush.”
“Bitter yam is used as a vegetable, but not pounded into 'fufu'.”
“Although it is the preferred yam in many parts of the tropics, especially by those accustomed to European dietary habits, it is less highly regarded in West Africa, because it is not suitable for the preparation of 'fufu'.”
“In West Africa a major proportion of the yam crop is eaten as 'fufu', a stiff, glutinous dough.”
“Both types are eaten boiled, mashed, fried, etc. In Africa D. rotundata types are used in large quantities for the preparation of 'fufu'.”
“They are often boiled and pounded into a paste and added to soups and stews ( 'fufu' in Nigeria).”
“In West Africa, the tubers are sometimes ground to produce 'fufu', for use in stews and soups.”
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