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Entertainment of Tuesday, 19 February 2008

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Tropical Ghana Delights Cookbook Accra Launch

*Accra, Ghana* – Author Charles A Cann stops in his native Ghana with his new cookbook *Tropical Ghana Delights*.

*Tropical Ghana Delights*, officially released in New York City on December 15, 2007 is scheduled for an Accra release on Thursday February 21, 2008 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the British Council Accra.

Cann, a tropical Ghana chef, entrepreneur and author has been blessed to share his cooking style developed from his native home Ghana to the rest of the world. Charles spends time exploring ingredients to develop new recipes.

Cann's cookbook, a contemporary Ghanaian cookbook has recipes developed with care to get the best flavors and taste. He combines traditional and non-traditional Ghanaian cooking techniques in a refreshing way by infusing it with fruits. In doing this, he uses his book to highlight a less celebrated side of Ghanaian cooking - hors d'oeuvres.

Charles Cann, in the introduction to the book states, "Because of my upbringing as a farmer and my daily use of fresh produce from the garden, I restrict my ingredients to mostly fresh foods." Cann's use of fresh food is for a healthier choice and a better taste.

As part of the Accra launch is a Young Tropical Ghana Chef Competition. The competition will have a total of five kids under 15 years showcase their skills at one of the recipes from the cookbook. The winner will be crown the Tropical Ghana Young Chef.

To help make a difference in the lives of less privileged children in Ghana, part of the proceeds of Tropical Ghana cookbook series will go to the Tropical Ghana Spirit fund. Charles set up this fund to help and provide food for less privileged children in Ghana with a focus on education. Cann's idea is that as people enjoy the recipes in his cookbook, they are also encouraging a child in Ghana to stay in school by nourishing youth with meals that will help them remain focused on achieving their goals. Visit the cookbook website to learn more about the fund.