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Guest Post: Girl Meets Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 16, 2017
This piece – which I absolutely love – is by Fara who has a long relationship with my Beloved – Jollof. Girl meets Jollof is her story, and I’m reminded about how food shapes us, comforts us, uplifts and nourishes us. Read and enjoy xxx Before there were Jollof Wars and way before there was […]

Soundbites | Dog meat: Specialty Eats in Nigeria

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 11, 2017
I have the most random conversations with friends and strangers and I kick myself sometimes because I wish I could record it all and share. Why? Well, I find my thoughts challenged, my perspectives stretched. I learn and see people in ways I might not have prior. Like this conversation around dog meat which occurred […]

Sunday Lunch: Omoebe, Edo Black Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 8, 2017
Though dark green is more appropriate a colour but who are we to blame for naming our foods. Who are we to blame for pepper soup? And other scary names?  Anyway, don’t you dare let the name put you off this absolutely, good-for-you deliciousness that is Edo Black soup with all the nutritional goodness of […]

Infographic: An Introduction to Nigerian Soups

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 4, 2017
…because it’s worth it :). And there’s a free infographic to show. It’s important, because we’re building our vocab, understanding the lexicon and language of our food that we might show forth its glory…as in The New Nigerian Kitchen and beyond. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to download and share – An Introduction […]

Infographic: A Brief History of Stockfish in Nigeria

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 2, 2017
Mapping Nigerian-Norwegian Relations through the ages and there is a lot of information on the interwebs with some digging. I’ve put it all together in a timeline because specific events were time-bound and mapped key events. This is one of my favourite research pieces because it connects so much – from the state of nations […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Sugar Cane #10:

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 30, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month to celebrate Nigerian fruits & vegetables, and personal stories.   In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. This month of September, we’re celebrating […]

Funny Names Nigerians Call Meat & Other Animal Parts

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 26, 2017
…or Around Nigeria in Peculiar ‘Meat/ Protein’ Names! Still celebrating our peculiarities ahead of Independence day! When it comes to naming a dish, Westerners tend to go for elegant, sophisticated titles that make you want to taste the food no matter how daunting the meal may appear on paper. Caviar, haggis, stargazey pie, jellied eels […]

Some Things Nigerians Love: ‘Assorted’, of Meat & Bits

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 25, 2017
In celebration of Independence Day on October 1st, I’d like to explore a number of things Nigerians love. Like ‘Assorted’. ‘What?’, I hear you say. Well, just say ‘Assorted’ to a Nigerian and they’ll be like ‘Where? Show me the money, baby’ because Assorted is bae. It’s what we want when we go to bukas […]

More Jollof in Literature: Purple Hibiscus

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 24, 2017
I’ve always said it – food is more than eating. It is a good lens, canvas for exploration of human behaviour and shared experience. I also like how diverse the perspectives and memories are. What do we remember about books that have touched us in some way. When I shared Jollof in Literature, I got […]

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