Fufu is a staple food in a lot of sub-saharan countries in Africa. It is a dough that can be made with cassava flour, boiled plantains, corn flour, yams, etc. The fufu is tasteless and can have different consistency. What makes it delicious is usually the stew or vegetables that go with it.
I ate it almost on a daily basis growing up.
As a young girl, learning how to make fufu was a milestone in the apprenticeship. Once you knew how to make fufu, you could be responsible of feeding other in the communities. By adolescence, one should be able to make a fufu without any lump.
Fufu have different names depending on countries or ethnic groups. It is called: fufu, foufou, ugali, nshima, nsima, bugari, etc… throughout Africa.
Fufu is to many Africans what pasta is to Italians.