And the winner is…(JOLLOF DC RECAP)

And the winner is…(JOLLOF DC RECAP)

So, let’s get this out of the way up front. Yes, it was a late start for this year’s Jollof Festival in DC. Held at Union Market, the second annual festival celebrating the comfort food of West Africa had some logistical issues in the beginning, but once things were on its way, nothing could slow it down.For about three hours over 500 attendees had a chance to participate in a blind taste-testing of jollof rice from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Liberia. This year attendees were also able to log in online and vote for their favorite.

At the end of the evening, a panel of judges also weighed in to round out the results. When it was all said and done:

3rd Place: Ghana

2nd Place: Sierra Leone

And the winner of the 2018 DC Jollof Festival is…

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