So over the past two weeks I have been analyzing the similarities and differences between Ghanaian food and Black American food. The first thing I noticed is how similar the layout and contents of our main dishes our. Growing up my households’ primary dish was rice and some sort of baked chicken. This black American dish reminds me of a less colorful version of jollof and other Ghanaian dishes that include rice and meat. I also found that the Ghanaian dish, light soup, tastes very similar to a dish that a grew up on called Gumbo. Although I do not know what light soup is made out of, the dish is different from Gumbo because gumbo is cooked with a lot of meat like crab, shrimp, sausage, chicken and whatever other meat the cook wants to put in it. Light soup, however, from what I have observed, is cooked as just the soup and then you can add things such as eggs and fish to it if you’d like. Lastly, I’ve observed that both blacks and Ghanaians eat a lot of starchy and fried foods, although Ghanaian food might be a little more natural. One major difference that I have noticed is the breakfast foods and deserts. They are both cooked differently from American foods and I have not had a piece of bacon since Ive been here. Also the chocolate in Ghana tastes like real cocoa compared to the chocolate in America.