Caramelized Pork Banh Mi

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 30, 2012
Emergence suggests a state of transition, a trajectory of becoming. It is antithetical to structural or static approaches. Santo saw emergence nestled between the Daikon and the baguette of the banh mi sandwich; GastronomyatBU blog. No one told me. About Stinky Daikon. Durian……I’ve heard about …..being banned from airports and hotel rooms but never, ever, have I come […]

Kunnu Aya, ‘Horchata’ de Chufas ‘Nigerian Style’

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 27, 2012
Northerners in Nigeria are famous for many things, culinary-wise: they are tray-bearers of dates, kolanuts and alligator pepper; suya merchants of everything from meat kebabs to jerky-style beef kilishi and pounded, shredded Dambu Nama as well as wonderful drink makers. Sometimes I wonder what the repertoire of Nigerian drinks would be like without our North. […]

Reasons to be Thankful: Thanksgiving

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 22, 2012
I have reasons to be thankful, even if I am a desperado. Desperate to be American, in part…..purely to eat Turkey, or Turducken. Ok….we’ll have to settle on chicken. I am thankful for food on our table. Simple, fancy, tasty and homemade. Eaten with people to love. That I love. Thanksgiving on the third Sunday […]

Lunch on Homegrown Nigerian Quails

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 18, 2012
‘Af’ago k’eyin aparo, ohun oju wa l’oju ri (Yoruba language)’ ‘He who packs pheasants egg with the local bird cage (made with a mesh of raffia palms, and having large holes), will find what he has been searching for. Translation: The man who doesn’t listen to advice will lose out for the bird cage referred to in […]

Cook Naija: Pitanga Cherry Dessert

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 13, 2012
In most parts of the world, the leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter and it’s a fresh 14 degrees or so. Pumpkins and all things orange, russet and gold are the rage. Desserts too are the norm – pumpkin pies and apple tarts, custards, puddings and heartwarming eats. In Nigeria, some leaves are turning but the days stay the same. There are no […]

November 2012: ‘Made in Nigeria’ – In My Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 5, 2012
This post is inspired by Celia (of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) who does a monthly feature called ‘In My Kitchen’. Join the fun! Click on the link to visit Celia’s blog: Fig Jam and Lime Cordial ——♥♥♥—— Proudly ‘Made in Nigeria’. Like my 5-year old son who was ‘Made in Nigeria, Born in Holland’! […]