Known for his ability to develop bold West African flavors, Adjepong has developed two West African favorites to add to the AYO family – Waakye (Beans and Rice) and Chicken Yassa. Adjepong's offerings will be available nationwide in the frozen section where AYO foods are sold, including Kroger, Marianos and select Whole Foods nationwide beginning in late July.
AYO’s initial line of West African favorites included Jollof Rice, Egusi Soup and Cassava Leaf Stew.
As a first-generation Ghanaian-American, Adjepong sources the flavors and influences in his cooking from many of the West African dishes he grew up eating. He is passionate about introducing diners to West African cuisine and the impact its diaspora has had on South American, Latin American, Caribbean and American food.
“The African Diaspora is a rich culinary
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