A Talk – On Nigerian Cuisine

Yesterday, I gave a talk on Nigerian cuisine to a group of women at the 39th Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (NAICE) in conjunction with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, holding in Lagos, Nigeria.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself but I almost always do when it comes to food, don’t I? 

First there was a tasting – we had a few dips, with plantain chips and pita crisps:



And then I shared my thoughts on Nigerian cuisine – its evolution from ‘sustenance’, to the present and future of documentation & celebration.


My main focus was on ‘ingredients’. I wanted to share just how versatile our food is, from plantains to yams, and garri – one ingredient, many options. The premise is that you should look at an ingredient as an ingredient. Not how you’ve known it but how varied its expressions can be. 

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  1. Lovely presentation! I even got a shout out! Thank You much Ozoz!!! I wish there was a video too, would have loved to hear the guests comments. Welldone Ozoz!

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