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More Igboruba than OmoIgbo: Agbalumo & Identity

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2018
This piece is long overdue – sigh but finally, it’s here. Agbalumo is out of season but still…the words, the thought, the ideas remain evergreen! Thank you, Akay xxx I grew up in an Igbo household in Lagos. And while steeped in Igbo culture, I have always been around and influenced by Yoruba culture. I […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Guava #11

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 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 October, we’re celebrating […]

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 […]

Friday Cocktail: Passion Fruit Caipirinha – Twists On The Classic

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 8, 2017
So, here are the recipes Casesario promised – Passion Fruit Caipirinha and twists on the regular – I can tell you it is delicious – fragrant with the citrus and the rich tropical fragrance of the passion fruit. So I made a single serve cocktail using cubes of sugar and I love the way it was sweet […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Passion Fruit #9

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 2, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month (except when your host decides to mess up and you’re forced to find your own solutions and make it happen – bluehost, our relationship shall come to an end – soon! A huge thanks to Sanusi – super hero extraordinaire for helping me […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Golden Melons #8

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 29, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month. 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. Our author this month is Minjiba – writer at Minjiba Cookey and in […]