Of all things I am most excited for in Senegal, I am especially excited to try the food. While doing research on different types of dishes Senegal has to offer, I found many that I would definitely try. One that I found appealing was a dish called “Pastels”, which is a deep fried pocket that is stuffed with fish and spices, and dipped in tomato sauce. One dish that I found that is eaten on a daily basis in Senegal is boulettes de poisson, which is a dish of fish balls fried similarly to a meatball, but seasoned with garlic and chili powder. A dish I found that is typically served for desert is Banana Fritters. Banana Fritters are usually cut up banana slices battered and fried, and then topped with powdered sugar. The food that the people of Senegal prepare is fairly easy to prepare, mostly consisting of fish and meats and spices and rice, not really requiring much hard labor of any sort. I found that breakfast is usually eaten from 6 to about 9 a.m in Senegal, while lunch is between 12 and 1:30 p.m, and dinner between 8 and 9:30 p.m. The most interesting thing I discovered about the cuisine was how food is eaten. I found that depending on how many people are eating, many eat from the same bowl using only the fingers on the right hand or a spoon. The children are taught to eat only from the part of the bowl that is directly in front of them, and to avoid contact with persons still eating. With etiquette being very different from here in the United States, I’m sure I am bound to find more proper ways of eating in terms of the Senegal dining values.