Liberian cuisine

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A beachside barbeque at Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia

Liberian cuisine has rice as the staple. Other ingredients include cassava, fish, bananas, citrus fruit, plantains, coconut, okra and sweet potatoes.[1] Heavy stews spiced with habanero and scotch bonnet chillies are popular and eaten with fufu.[2] Liberian cuisine has been influenced by contact, trade and colonization from the United States, especially foods from the American South (Southern food). Liberia also has a tradition of baking imported from the United States that is unique in West Africa.[3]


  1. ^ "Celtnet Liberian Recipes and Cookery". Celtnet Recipes. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Liberia". Food in Every Country. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Baking Recipes of Liberia". Africa Aid. Retrieved July 23, 2011.