Friday is market day in Ouelessebougou, and villagers from miles away come to buy, sell, trade, and snack. We indulged in savory bean-flour beignets and piment, a spicy paste.
Office lunch, prepared for our army by chef extraordinaire Tene (or Wednesday, in Bambara): Aubergine sauce and rice. One of my favorites. That’s piment, or very spicy chili paste, in the container in the middle.