As Terra Madre draws to a close we treat ourselves to a trip to the beach: specifically to Antigua, to discover what Ital cooking means, and what it means to use ingredients that are dadli, i.e. locally-sourced, traditional and native to Antigua, also known as Wadadli by the native population.
Guiding us on this journey is Rastafarian chef Bongo First, who shows how to make a vegetable soup with eddoes, yam, sweet potatoes and bean, cooked in coconut milk. Perfectly ital, perfectly vital!
Some pointers: no water is used, nor any salt. No oil, butter or fat. Everything we need is contained in the vegetables themselves, and the coconut, which gives us the liquid to bubble our ingredients as well as a shell to make bowls and cutlery. And that’s all there is to it: ital is vital!
How It’s Made is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020. They are accessible for free on this site!
Event languages: IT, EN