A Plate in the Sun is a delicious fusion of Ghanaian, African and Western tastes brought together in easy to cook recipes, using readily available ingredients. Patti shares some of her favourites, from simple snacks and starters like bean fritters and kelewele, to wholesome main dishes like black-eye beans with smoked haddock and bacon. She also shares her take on classics like jollof rice and chicken peanut butter soup.
Some of her creations include curried chicken-liver pie and plantain truffles. Patti is an inventive and inspiring cook who wants to light-heartedly entertain, as much as share her cooking experiences and ideas. She encourages you to relax, experiment and enjoy time in the kitchen and believes cooking good food is “50% knowledge, 50% adventure, and always fun”. She is a Ghanaian with a truly international perspective and an exuberant and enthusiastic cook. Born and educated in Ghana, she spent a year in America as an exchange student and has lived in the UK since 1985. Most recently Patti is Front of House and a guest chef at the Jean-Christophe Novelli Academy Cookery School in Hertfordshire.