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This is Bitter Kola

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 17, 2017
There are some connections I never make. I start in a certain place and move on and up from there, so the discovery of a fundamental aspect of the thing that leads to a discovery is amazing. Like Bitter Kola – seen on street corners, in trays, papery brown skin wrapping creamy, bitter white crunch […]

Review: Food Trolley

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 15, 2017
This is a review post Food Trolley who sponsored my cooking ingredients at the collaboration supper club for Jollof with Eat.Drink.Lagos a few weeks ago, already! World Jollof Weekend 2017 came and went! Thank you everyone who attended, contributed, supported to the three-day even which kicked off with a Supper club.  My mother always says […]

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.    

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 […]

#SundayRice: Kilishi Jollof Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 13, 2017
Kilishi – Nigerian beef Jerky has been on my mind for the last few weeks. I’ve been reading a bit about the Afro-Brazilian culinary connections and came across Arroz de hauca, Hausa rice which is white rice cooked till soft and served with beef jerky and a few other sides, served to the gods and important […]

Remembering WJRD 2016: ‘Jollof in the Arts’

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 12, 2017
I’m a huge fan of Jollof Rice…but you know that already.  I’m an even bigger fan of celebrating Nigerian cuisine and that underscored the theme of last year’s World Jollof Rice Day celebration. I organised – with Maggi as the key sponsor – a Jollof in the Arts event. The idea was to explore Jollof […]

On Mingau: Drink, Porridge & More

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 11, 2017
I’ve always been fascinated by Mingau. By always, I mean since I learnt about it, about it’s existence. In trying to find out more about it, to classify it and understand it, I happened upon lots of Brazilian/ Portuguese references.  Mingau, from the old Tupi mina’u means ‘that which is soaked‘. To this end, there […]

Exploring Personal Geographies of Food: Mangoes

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 7, 2017
I’m obsessed with geography – I’ve always been. What if I can’t read maps that well, what if? And no, don’t say ‘You’re a geologist’ because I, more than anyone else should know that. I’ve almost always loved the contours that define spaces, the grids that govern some cities and making, finding my way. I […]

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 […]