Posts Tagged ‘Around the World’
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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, of Naija Nomads who missed her Banjul – Lagos connection because of Benachin, Gambian Jollof. The events leading up to and ending this story are hilarious.  Thank you so much to Kachi of KacheeTee for prompting Yejide […]

Around West Africa in ‘Jollof’ Names

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 14, 2017
Interesting, I find – Jollof goes by only four names across the coast of West Africa, three of which are repeated in use – Jollof, Riz au Gras (aka Riz Gras), Thieboudienne; one – Benachin is used in only one country – Gambia. I looked at the names in 16 of the 18 countries, excluding […]

Around The World in ‘Rice Tables’

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 2, 2017
The ‘Around the World’ series is my way of showing and sharing all the ways we are similar even in all the ways we’re different. Rice tables, Rice buffets are some of my favourite things, ever. I am very much a ‘buffet’ person but the idea of this focus – a central dish around which […]

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, […]

Around The World in 12 Star Apples: From Agbalumo to Cainito, Lagos to Jamaica

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 3, 2016
The idea that we are as much the same as we are different is what slays me about food, what binds my heart to the cause of eating, feasting, of discovery. That though we are set apart by seas and oceans, by mountains and plains, valleys, plateaus, essentially we are the same – we eat the same […]

Cookies of The World by Food52: #26 Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 8, 2015
Last week, I received this email and my eyes were awash. ‘My friend forwarded your recipe/blog on the coconut cookies. First of all, I remember those! Second, Peugeot 504 – I hadn’t thought of that car in forever and I remember getting squished in the back seat as well! Third, my dad worked for the State Department […]

Part 4: Around the World in Twelve (12) ‘Jollofs’

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 13, 2014
…or Twelve (12) Shades of Jollof Rice. Jollof rice in the  simplest terms is a beacon for West African cuisine. Texturally, it’s half way between the separate, not mushy grains of a pilaf and the ‘sauced’ creaminess of a risotto. Here are twelve (12) takes from classic to not. 1. Classic: Nigeria & Along the coast of West Africa […]