Month: September 2016

Books & Reads, CooktheNigerianBook, Nigerian Food in Literature

1934 – 2016: On My Cookshelf/ A Short History of Nigerian Cookbooks

There is a certain depth of documentation that comes with Independence, allows records be collected and preserved for posterity. This Independence week, I’m showing ‘liberty’ and freedom in food :).  I’ve always found cookbooks fascinating. I’m the sort of person whose bedtime reading is ingredient lists and recipe directions – a veritable feast as I […]

Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

GarauGarau: Yaji-Spiced Rice

I don’t know if GarauGarau originates from Garau, a place in Yobe state in the north of Nigeria but this rice dish is delicious and worthy of being the flagship dish for any city, state or region – in Nigeria and beyond. It reminds me of a similar-named dish in Indonesian Cuisine, Gado Gado, which I’ve enjoyed for […]