Tanzanian Street Food, a la Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 19, 2016
Street food is a window into the soul of any nation’s cuisine. What foods are battered, sold wrapped in paper and bags are often the bedrock upon which a great proportion of the population eat and feast. I find it one way to discover a city, to embrace it, to discover all the ways in […]

What Not To Eat or Drink…

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 6, 2015
..on holiday. In the US. It started off as things I would never eat in New York but that changed when we went to Philly. For all the world, here are things I would not eat on any streets, not because they are ‘streetfoods’, but because I loathe being sick on holiday, especially if I can […]

The Suya of Glover Court

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 13, 2015
It was one day last June, July when I discovered Glover Court suya in Ikoyi – Lagos, Nigeria. I missed suya. I missed the flame-grilled, peanut-spiced sticks of meat that are perfect for  5pm on a Friday. I wish I could say 4pm   but that’s one hour when I’m still at my desk. I can’t […]

Nigerian Street Food: Bole & Fish

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2012
I haven’t met a fish tail I didn’t like. Or couldn’t eat. Don’t get me wrong though, it hasn’t been all fun and games. Not especially on that Monday afternoon, decked in a white top and sky blue dress, ready to wow my audience at the afternoon meeting.  All this without properly consulting my fish […]

Daring Cooks go nuts in July: Nigerian Suya & nut butters

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 15, 2010
When my 7 year old daughter talks about Nigeria and going back, one of the things on the top of her list is Suya. My 4 year old doesn’t remember the absolutely delicious bits of spiced beef on sticks, cooked over hot coals by specialists – men from the northern part of Nigeria, where this […]