Try Grilled Togo Chicken to Experience an Authentic Flavor

Chicken can really bring a smile to the faces of your family, with its easy availability and unlimited variations in preparation. Thanks to the ‘Plan Togo’ program, various chicken recipes are plentiful in Africa’s Togo region. But Grilled Togo Chicken is probably the simplest, most straightforward, and easy-to-make recipe to enjoy a full tasty meal.

Traditional Trick

While the grilled chicken can be made using any kind of fat, but for this special type of grilled chicken, using red palm oil is the trick of the trade. This unique vibrant oil gives the authentic dish its characteristic West African flavor.

Ingredients (For 10 pieces)

• Chicken legs or any chicken cuts of liking, 10 pieces • Onion cut in thick rings, 1 medium size • Grated ginger root, 2 Tbsp • Crushed garlic, 8 cloves • Red palm oil, 2 Tbsp • Salt, as per taste • Black pepper and/or cayenne, as per liking


• First, prepare a rub mixing all ingredients apart from the onion. Then rub the marinade over the chicken pieces and toss with the onions too. This way the onions also will get the flavor of the marinade.

• The easiest way to combine everything is to put all ingredients in a gallon ziplock baggie and then mix them all together. If needed, make gashes with a knife on the pieces beforehand.

• Keep it to sit for at least 30 minutes, but keeping overnight is best for allowing the flavors to be soaked up fully.

• Finally, grill the chicken pieces over medium heat (about 450 F) or roast them in the oven until done. Don’t forget to turn the pieces halfway. The legs should take about a total of 30 minutes on the grill, with an internal temperature of 190 F. For breast pieces, you should aim for an internal temperature of 165 F.

• Grill the onion rings carefully towards the end to prevent them from burning.

• Go authentic and serve the delicious chicken pieces piping hot with Djenkoume (cornmeal cakes) with grilled onion rings and sliced tomatoes on the side.

A New Bike Trail Will Have Cyclists Circle Around Italy’s Lake Garda

A brand new bike trail will open in Italy, going around the beautiful Lake Garda, which can be found in the northern parts of the country. The trail will allow cyclists to explore Italy’s largest lake via an 87-mile long trail.

The New Bike Trail Project is Called Garda by Bike

The New Bike Trail The bike trail project has been in the works for the last two years and is called Garda by Bike. The trail is expected to open by 2021 and is put together from newly built paths and existing cycling tracks. On it, you can get from Lombardy through Trento and to Veneto. The project is expected to be a success because it will allow travelers to spend time outdoors while remaining socially distanced. Garda by Bike will also become a link between the European cycle routes that span the continent, more specifically Eurovelo Route 7 and 8.

The Bike Trail Is Perfect for Families and Does Not Have Steep Climbs

Garda by Bike Despite being a long-distance route at its fullest, the bike path is actually family-friendly. It’s wide enough and doesn’t have any steep climbs. The loop can easily be done with any type of bike, partially because the path is made of wood planks. One section that is already open and runs a bit more than a mile from Capo Reamol is particularly picturesque and goes on the lake’s western shore. It hugs a rugged section of cliffs situated above the lake water.

Italy is planning other exciting outdoor projects in addition to Garda by Bike. This June, the country announced Sentiero Dei Parchi – a new hiking trail that will connect its twenty-five national parks. The new hiking trail will use sections of the Sentiero Italia – an existing trail that spans thousands of miles and passes through eighteen of the twenty-five national parks.

The project was described by the Minister for the Environment as an important sign that shows the value of Italy’s natural heritage.