I grew up saying A for Apple and now I’m older, all I do is say A for Agbalumo but still, apples rock. For many years of my life, I ate apples and drank apple juice and cider and did no more. I threw away apple skins and still ate my apples till my eyes […]
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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 […]
In season – custard apple. This was a gift from my oldest daughter who has a best friend who has a grandmother with a custard apple tree in Lagos, Nigeria. Convoluted, this source? 🙂 They went on a visit and this was what they brought this back for me. This cousin to soursop. Oh my heart. That my children know […]
See these photos? Allow them tempt you…a teeny weeny bit. The recipe for this Tarte aux pommes et sucre will follow someday soon – I promise. As will that of the apple curd!
This salad is easy to rustle up, requires no special ingredients or equipment and is a delight to eat any time of day or year – fresh, sweet, crunch, herby, tart, sour, spicy all make an appearance in the combination of apples, pickled cucumbers, green peppers – bell or jalapenos and my all-time favourite cilantro. […]
This is an update on a 2012 post:). Still relevant though! Out with the old, in with the new. Ditch the cinnamon sticks and sweet fragrance of warm spice. Replace it with heat and heart. Crisscross apple sauce….you’ll have no regrets.
A simple to make and delicious cake in the manner of pound cake but following a recipe the landlady at our Airbnb in Rome gave us, 10 years ago. It was soooooo good and it has become a firm favourite in our home. What I like is you can vary the flavours and the type […]
Because who doesn’t love the fragrance of summer and the crisp of fall on a sunny spring day. Think of this as apple pie meets lemon tart meets sweet pizza. Do you feel the vibe already? Bread dough in the fridge is one constant of many during this quarantine and we fashion it into everything […]
The ‘New Nigerian Kitchen’ is a term I coined in 2013 and articulated in my 2014 TEDx Talk to describe my approach and practice to the many faces and facets of Nigerian cuisine and my strong belief that Food is more than eating – practically all aspects of life are reflected on the plate. I think of […]