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Abiola’s Basmati Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 17, 2018
I’m a dab hand at Jollof – she laughs in red and spice. Well, I’ve finally gotten things down to at least consistent, delicious results. That’s with long grain rice though, not basmati.  Learning to make basmati Jollof has been a lifelong dream, from the days of Holland when @olayide_williams and I would order stunning basmati Jollof from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 who is known locally for his elaborate parties hosted at a few San Francisco party venues , of Naija Nomads who missed her Banjul – Lagos connection because of Benachin, Gambian Jollof. The events leading up to and […]