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Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Sugar Cane #10:

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 30, 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 September, we’re celebrating […]

Funny Names Nigerians Call Meat & Other Animal Parts

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 26, 2017
…or Around Nigeria in Peculiar ‘Meat/ Protein’ Names! Still celebrating our peculiarities ahead of Independence day! When it comes to naming a dish, Westerners tend to go for elegant, sophisticated titles that make you want to taste the food no matter how daunting the meal may appear on paper. Caviar, haggis, stargazey pie, jellied eels […]

Some Things Nigerians Love: ‘Assorted’, of Meat & Bits

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 25, 2017
In celebration of Independence Day on October 1st, I’d like to explore a number of things Nigerians love. Like ‘Assorted’. ‘What?’, I hear you say. Well, just say ‘Assorted’ to a Nigerian and they’ll be like ‘Where? Show me the money, baby’ because Assorted is bae. It’s what we want when we go to bukas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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