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New Nigerian Kitchen: Reimagining Small Chops

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 8, 2017
Reimagining Nigerian Small Chops. And we can. Here’s why we should: We have the capacity and the breath to There are so many interesting combinations which ‘hero’ the main, kind of celebrating the old with new twists Need more reasons to? Travel has a way of expanding one’s mind – stretching it beyond the familiar. […]

Small Chops Popularity Contest: Puff Puff Wins!

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 30, 2017
Puff Puff. Bouncing up and down like I’m on a trampoline. You’ve spoken. And the winner is Puff Puff. For emphasis and for good reason. Puff puff has emerged as the most popular item in any pack of small chops. Proof that deep-fried dough balls are the ‘ish. Combine that with spice and/or smoke and […]

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 […]

The Anatomy of Nigerian Small Chops

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 18, 2017
For my thousandth post, I’m celebrating Nigerian Small Chops. Finger chops. Finger foods. Bite-sized food, eaten conveniently with fingers in  a bite, one bite – at most, a few bites. Popular at events for the variety they offer and truly some of my favourite things ever.  And I can’t believe I’ve written a thousand blog posts. And […]

Nigerian ‘Concept’ Dish: Beans & Garri ‘Truffles’

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 27, 2016
The Concept The concept here is of ‘truffles’. Like Chocolate truffles but not… A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts,almonds or coconut), usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their traditional […]

Small Chops: Puff-Puff Suya Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 27, 2015
Been on my mind a while… Small chops and skewers of puff-puff and suya. These were pretty dope. Hence the few words. Vegetables,… Suya-spiced cold-smoked chicken (oven-baked),… …and the finest puff-puff ever. Everything works beautifully – chewy dough, fresh vegetables, smoky chicken. Was I repeating myself? Am I repeating myself? And if you can’t be […]

The New Nigerian Kitchen: Egusi Devilled Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 16, 2014
These are a few of my favourite things: Wings and Inspirational recipes. Like the one I share today. Egusi Devilled Eggs. Wings, The print in-flight Magazine published quarterly by Arik Air Nigeria. One good thing they do for the country and Africa in general. I collect them. I have family collect them for me. And […]