Adja Khady Food Distributor
Mary's food distributor business (as well as her beauty supply shop next door!) is named for her mother.
Mary poses with some of her own popular products: couscous and ground peanuts.
Palm oil is the cooking fat of choice in Senegal, and it adds a subtle hearty flavor to dishes cooked with it. The fat can solidify at cooler temperatures, so you may need to heat the bottle gently before pouring.
If you don't have time to make your own sauce for couscous or rice, you can pick up traditional hot pepper and peanut sauces at Adja Khady.
Sumbala is typically made from fermented néré seeds, though soybeans are often substituted when néré seed supply is low. The savory paste—often sold as little balls—is ubiquitous in Senegalese cuisine.
Adja Khady brand seasonings
Mary stocks her own brand of tomato-based seasoning.
Ginger-based drinks are very popular in West Africa. Mary bottles her own thick ginger syrup, which when mixed with water makes instant soda.
Among the shelves at Adja Khady you'll find a few more nostalgic holdovers from Mary's home country of Senegal, including this French brand of sugar.
In addition to large bagfuls of dried herbs that Mary's company packages for tea, you'll find an extensive selection of green and Jasmine teas at Adja Khady.
These sticky dried fruits are eaten unadorned, like candy.
In addition to groceries, Mary imports a few select vessels from West Africa, both for cooking stews and drinking tea.