Jollof Rice is a West African spicy, one-pot rice dish containing fried and stewed tomatoes, onion and chili peppers as its flavor base. Many West African countries claim ownership of Jollof rice but the dish may have originated in Senegal dating back to the Jolof (Wolof) Empire.
The word jollof in the language of the Wolof people literally means “one pot”.
Empanadas are hand-held filled pastry turnovers that have been popular in Latin America for centuries. Every country from Spain to Mexico has their own version and a variety of fillings that range from savory, to spicy, to sweet. Empanadas are best known as portable and hearty meals for working people in factories or fields.