Home cooking

Home cooking

Crazy for caterpillars

One of the SOS mothers shows us what she cooks for her family. The children’s favourite sauce is made from the leaves of baobab trees, as well as other ingredients. See what they are.

An environmentally-friendly way to cook is to use a solar plate. This amazing device harnesses power directly from the sun to heat the cooking pot.

Another local food is found in the branches of trees. Butterflies lay their eggs on the karité trees. [Find out what other local product comes from these trees in Education & Jobs.] When the eggs hatch, the caterpillars are collected and cooked. To people who aren't used to eating insects, they may not look very appetising. But Burkinabes love them and consider the caterpillars a real treat.