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 […]

Guest Post: Dodo – Love, Outside the Box

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 12, 2018
Mercy just loves dodo – any which way. I like to think of her as an equal opportunity dodo lover. Thank you Mercy, for your contribution. They say love doesn’t come in a box, I totally agree – it comes on a plate, full of yellowish-brown dodo. Every time I see a bunch of plantain […]

Guest Post: How to Eat the Perfect Dodo

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 11, 2018
Look, when somebody begins to divide people into camps based on plantain, you know it’s serious! Dozie does a beautiful job of guiding us through not only eating Dodo, but plantain as well. Thank you so much for sharing good plantain spots in Nigeria 🙂 . Enjoy the read, people. “There are two types of […]

Guest Post: If there’s Plantain, I Can Make it Home…’

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 10, 2018
I loved everything about Tolu’s piece – the concept and association of home.  And her poetry, her short exploration of home – a video in which a variety of people share what home means to them – is full of taste memories and is only 3: 39 minutes. Thank you, Tolu for your beautiful contribution, […]