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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 […]

A Possible History of Nigerian Small Chops [In Their Present Form]

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 27, 2017
Or The Evolution of Nigerian Small Chops. And how Indian Samosas and Chinese Spring Rolls became Nigerian Small Chops Essentials. Foodways and food mapping are amongst the things I love about food – all the things that lie on and beyond the plate, somewhat unseen but present, shaping, defining the plate. These fascinate me. Like small […]

Stockfish: The Nigerian – Nordic Connection

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 29, 2017
Stockfish – pungent, fishy and a strong fave in Nigerian cuisine comes from Norway, a Nordic country in the north of Europe where cold water loving-cod surface in the winter, and birth their babies on the coast, putting them within easy reach of fishermen. To be very honest, in Nigeria, we call all dried cod […]

Around The World in Bottom Pot

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 12, 2016
Smoke as a flavour is alluring, hardwired into our DNA, the DNA of homo sapiens since the discovery of fire. It’s why bottom pot is present as a desirable dish in many cultures around the world. From the discovery of fire to the preservation of food, it’s wormed its ways into our palates but for the longest time, […]

My ‘Philosophy’ | The ‘New Nigerian Kitchen’

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 8, 2016
The ‘New Nigerian Kitchen’ is a term I coined in 2013 and articulated in my 2014 TEDx Talk to describe my approach and practice to the many faces and facets of Nigerian cuisine. It is a celebration & documentation of Nigerian food in its entirety, from history to recipes, techniques and produce. I’ve experienced a range of […]