Swallows, also called fufu, are a type of preparation made by cooking and kneading/pounding starchy vegetables and grains until smooth and stretchy. They are traditionally consumed in many African and Afro-Caribbean cuisines, where they go by different names.
Swallows can be made from a variety of ingredients. An incomplete list follows:
Using a mortar and pestle to pound fufu in Ghana
Congolese swallow made with a mixture of corn and cassava
Nigerian swallow made from semolina
Cameroonian garri made with cassava
Cooking a swallow made of corn
Akpu (fermented cassava swallow) served with edikaikong