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Nigerian Women in Food: #1 – Iyabo Lawani,

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 8, 2019
Maggi Family Menu and Maggi Good Food Moments were the first cooking shows I ever watched and Iyabo Lawani was the host, from 1999 to 2008! A pioneer, a forerunner, a Nigerian woman who pushed and continues to push the food industry forward. Her resume covers the gamut – food consultant, nutritionist/home economist, food stylist, […]

How to Eat-Drink an Orange

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 20, 2019
Some things make you realise others, like how Akwugo’s love and appreciation for her mother shone through in her piece on Lessons and oranges. As I read through it, it occurred to me that there were so many different ways of partaking in the orange goodness, and how it is different across the world. It […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: #13, Oranges

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 5, 2019
Andddddddddddddddd, we’re back. Happy new year guys. I’m sorry it’s been so long – blame the new WordPress.org interface, and work, and life. I’ve missed you, missed sharing all the goodness of food. The first post is a guest one, from Akwugo of Ahshakasha.com, sharing everything about the common yet uncommonness of the orange, about […]

Guest Post: My Deep-rooted Love for Plantain

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 11, 2018
Plantain has been bringing joy to homes in Nigeria since the amalgamation of the North and South poles. That’s how deep I believe it. This saying isn’t any truer as Nigerian artiste Timaya testified to in his 2011 hit single “Plantain Boy”. You should listen to it if you haven’t. The ease with which it […]

Guest Post – The Perfect Dodo aka ‘Dow Dow’

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 4, 2018
Nma isn’t lazy when it comes to loving and eating plantain. Her favourite way? Fried and enjoyed with rice and stew. Most Nigerian parents would be proud, for in Nigeria when you’re out and you complain of hunger (aka lusting for junk food…), the parents might go – ‘Don’t worry, there’s rice at home’! Need […]

Guest Post – Plantains Simply Can’t Go Extinct

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 30, 2018
Rafiat gives insight to what the state of the planet might be like if plantain goes extinct. Can’t, shouldn’t, won’t – lots to think about, hilariously too. Thank you, Rafiat – read and enjoy people. I can’t picture myself living in a world without plantain. It’s unimaginable and possibly cannot happen. Before I proceed, I’ll […]

Aplatanado, Aplatanada – On Acceptance, By Plantain

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 28, 2018
There are interesting concepts in places and languages that express cultural acceptance, that touch on home and identity.  Like aplatanado (male), aplatanada (female). In Cuba and The Dominican Republic, there’s a term that describes someone who has become ‘one of us’ – aplatanado or aplatanada. At the root of it is the word, platanos, of […]

Guest Post – Dodo, Far From Home

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 20, 2018
I know this feeling of being away from home and looking for plantain, and finding some from Colombia and other places and you sha buying and dreaming of Ogoni plantains – because they have the best ever! Thank you Francesca for sharing this funny, true in many ways piece. May you find plantain where ever […]

Guest Post: Dodo Musings

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 20, 2018
Dija is musing about life and dodo, and I dare say it’s comfort food for her. Especially being away from home. And that’s what comfort food does – makes you hanker, remember, desire and even celebrate it. Your precious dodo – and plantain chips – will be waiting on your return, babe x I’m not […]