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Finalist: Best Culture Blog/ 2018 Saveur Blog Awards

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 1, 2018
Stoked. Surreal. Excited. And yes, I – Kitchen Butterfly, the blog, Nigerian cuisine all of it – have been nominated for the Best (Food) Culture blog in the 2018 Saveur Blog Awards!  A few days ago, I received an email. It read:   Dear Ozoz,   Congratulations on becoming a finalist in the 9th Annual SAVEUR […]

Pepper Soup Spice Detective: Umilo/ Omilo But…

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 21, 2018
…still searching. And still, when in doubt, observe. When you don’t know the what or why or how, focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch, feel, taste, focus on observing. I know one name of this peppersoup spice, from the market – it is umilo/ emilo/ omilo/ amilo in Itsekiri. Google searches have […]

On Pepper Soup Spice & Finding Names

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 21, 2018
I am an explorer. The thrill of discovery is blood to my bones such that rifling – if you can call electonically paging through pdfs that – through documents about the organoplectic nature of xyz are adventure hunts for me. One of the things that I’m really concerned about, giving voice to is the names. […]

An Ode To Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 15, 2018
It deserves ALL the accolades. It includes my thoughts and voxpop, real views from real people on the Nigerian street. For bringing us to the table and kitchen, giving West African countries something to fight about 🙂 and something to unite over cc: #Jollofgate What do you think?

Definition: Jollof Wars, #Jollofwarz

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 12, 2018
Jollof Wars. A compound phrase made up of two words: Jollof of a red, spiced rice dish loved in every city and town ‘South of the Sahara’ and along the coast of West Africa. Synonyms: Djolof, Benachim (Gambia); Thiéboudienne (Senegal) Wars a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups. “she was at war with her parents” Characteristics The […]

Vote for me: Saveur Blog Awards Nomination 2018

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 21, 2018
Vote Nominate Kitchen Butterfly people :)! (Voting comes after nomination 🙂 Vote Nominate me – your favorite blog in the 9th annual SAVEUR Blog Awards because Nigerian food deserves all the accolades, deserves to go global, has such historical significance which the world needs to know, hear about, fall in love with.  Who: http://www.kitchenbutterfly.com  What: The Annual Saveur […]

Lagos Food Festivals: Jollof & Other Things

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 19, 2018
Brought to you by your faves: Kitchen Butterfly & Eat.Drink.Lagos, because Jollof is life. If you beg to differ, show me where the fried or coconut rice celebration is at? I dare you. This year, we’re celebrating Jollof rice and ALL the things that it allows in the supporting cast. Because though J rice is […]

New Yam Bake

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 18, 2018
New yam, new yam. By the end of June, I’m clamouring for the ground to give up its harvest of fresh yams – moist, white-fleshed, even if tasteless not as tasty as old yam, because by this time, old yam is both dry and spongy, and frankly hit and miss to select. When new yam […]

Ube for Small Chops & More

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 12, 2018
I grew up eating ube with corn in the rainy season, young enough to enjoy the thick, soft flesh gliding off the seed and young enough to enjoy it just so.  With age and knowledge has come the following realisations – one, that it is similar to avocado in many ways…and thus, can be treated […]

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