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Breakthrough African Market and a Taste of the West Indies

Nana and Kwasi Addo-Baffour are the pioneers who introduced African specialty imported foods to the Capital District when they opened Breakthrough African Market on Central Ave, Quail St. Station section of Albany, NY. The Addo-Baffours did so well with their African specialty foods market at their previous location, that in November 2015, they expanded to a much larger location, at 309 Central Avenue...


This issue is dedicated to the world of African and Caribbean cooking that has never been featured at length in any of the magazines and newspapers in our region. Check out the recipes and panoply of dishes that you can make to savor the flavor of this ancient and rich cuisine that has shaped civilizations, empires, cultures around the globe, home cooking, and the world's palate for all things food.


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Food has a special ability to bring people together. I often find this in my own life and I hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, cooking and dining together builds the best communities, so savor the flavor of Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond!

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I have been cooking for a long time, but that doesn't mean that you need a ton of cooking experience to follow my recipes. I work to make my recipes interesting in Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond for advanced cooks but still accessible for beginners. If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask by sending a message or posting a comment.

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