It's been a pretty hectic few weeks. Between graduations, backpacking, applying for my visa, getting my needed inoculations, and continuing work on the breakdown of a few more recipes, I've been all over the place. I've finally got a few days to recover back in state college, pick up some kitchen equipment of Fran's, and head down to DC for the weekend. When all of that is over, I'll be buckling down and taking care of a lot of reading and photography prep (for instance, I still need to figure out how to hook up my camera display to my computer so that I have a large enough display while shooting to see just what the image looks like in detail. What looks like a good shot on a three inch screen can look like garbage when blown up to a publishable size).
I got the reading list Petra Tschakert required for her EM SC 470W class a few years ago. It was a class that took students to Ghana, and I'll be pulling a few of the titles for my own reading in order to get a better understanding of the general culture in West Africa. (Bonus: I already read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in high school, got that classic and difinitive work down.)
I'll be updating several times a week from now until departure, and then daily once I get to Ghana. Stay tuned, I'll have some more about food and art in the coming posts.