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1251 Yummy Yams

Abiedemi talks about a popular Nigerian dish made from pounded yams.

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Can you talk about your countr? Yes, Gladly.

Gladly, it a polite way to say, Yes, of course, when someone asks you do something. Notice the following:

  • Can you help me move this sofa?
  • Gladly

come out

It comes out really sticy.

In cooking, the phrase 'to come out' means " to become.' 'Notice the following:

  1. If you cook it too long, it comes out very dry.
  2. I added too many chilis so it came out too spicy.


It is tomato-based.

If a food is tomato-based, then the main element is tomatoes. Notice the following:

  1. This dressing is oil-based.
  2. We used water-based paints in the painting.


It is a very savory dish.

A savory dish is salty or spicy and very tasteful. Notice the following:

  1. This curry is very savory.
  2. The meat was covered in a very savory sauce.


We pound the yams with a pounding stick.

When you pound something, you hit it hard repeatedly, usually with a heavy device. Notice the following:

  1. He pounded the nail into the wood with a hammer.
  2. Who is that pounding on the door?