Archive for August, 2017
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How To Write About Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 21, 2017
I am distraught to see Jollof spelled with j. So I’ve decided to tell you people how to write about Jollof. Jollof Rice.  I am also ready to campaign for a bill, a law, to dictate these things. Don’t push me. Capital J First of all, write about it with the respect it deserves. Spell […]

The SBM Index & The Economics of Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 21, 2017
Did you know that there was a Jollof Index? The work SBM Intel is doing is FANTASTIC and I was thrilled to discover this article and the associated report mapping changes in the essential ingredients for Jollof and using them to check inflation and other trends in consumer behaviour. ‘The SBM Jollof index is a […]

How I Missed My Flight Because of Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 21, 2017
True story, and there’s no bro at the end *side eye*.  This is a true story from Yejide, of Naija Nomads who missed her Banjul – Lagos connection because of Benachin, Gambian Jollof. The events leading up to and ending this story are hilarious.  Thank you so much to Kachi of KacheeTee for prompting Yejide […]

An Infographic: A Brief History of Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 17, 2017
Because why not? Thanks to Simi of Eat.Tech.Travel who worked on the design.    

Opinion: I Do Not Like Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 16, 2017
So, it shocks me – I’m not sure why – to see people completely immune to the wonders of Jollof Rice. First there was Amanda proclaiming Rice and Stew as King and now, Munachim. Any sort of exploration brings you face to face with alignment and misalignment and when I find thought leaders in this […]

East Meets West: If Jollof Rice Were Kenyan

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 16, 2017
In our familiarity with and adoration of it, we translate its importance to others. We recoil in shock when we find that the significance we attach to it this side of the Atlantic is not the same in other parts of the world, like the area in and around the Indian Ocean. And no this […]

Jollof Rice in Nigerian Literature

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 15, 2017
Jollof rice – ever present. Wedding, funeral, homecoming, celebration, birth, death, life. I’m not sure what other dish has this power or magic in West Africa. Literature often mimics life so that the instances that show up on the page are likely to have happened. I’ve began to look out for food – particularly Jollof […]

2017 World Jollof Weekend…

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 15, 2017
…kicks off this Friday. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Eat.Drink.Lagos for activities over the weekend. This is a celebration of all things Jollof over three days. Supper club | Friday, 18th August We begin with a special New Nigerian Kitchen Jollof menu at SaoCafe. Join us…. Tickets available here Workshop/ Exhibition | Saturday, 19th August […]

Around West Africa in ‘Jollof’ Names

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 14, 2017
Interesting, I find – Jollof goes by only four names across the coast of West Africa, three of which are repeated in use – Jollof, Riz au Gras (aka Riz Gras), Thieboudienne; one – Benachin is used in only one country – Gambia. I looked at the names in 16 of the 18 countries, excluding […]