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This piece – which I absolutely love – is by Fara who has a long relationship with my Beloved – Jollof. Girl meets Jollof is her story, and I’m reminded about how food shapes us, comforts us, uplifts and nourishes us. Read and enjoy xxx Before there were Jollof Wars and way before there was […]
Because why not? Thanks to Simi of Eat.Tech.Travel who worked on the design.
…kicks off this Friday. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Eat.Drink.Lagos for activities over the weekend. This is a celebration of all things Jollof over three days. Supper club | Friday, 18th August We begin with a special New Nigerian Kitchen Jollof menu at SaoCafe. Join us…. Tickets available here Workshop/ Exhibition | Saturday, 19th August […]
Kilishi – Nigerian beef Jerky has been on my mind for the last few weeks. I’ve been reading a bit about the Afro-Brazilian culinary connections and came across Arroz de hauca, Hausa rice which is white rice cooked till soft and served with beef jerky and a few other sides, served to the gods and important […]
I’m a fan of fusion and merging but you already know that. This dish is the result of a night out with M of OmNomLagos at the SAOCafe in Lekki 1, Lagos. Can I just say I love SAOcafe? It is a beautifully designed space. Before I went there, two friends on separate occasions in […]
This exhibition was everything I love about food. The sculptor and curator describe it as ‘Sculpture meets food meets travel meets history’. As you well know, I’m fascinated by the history and culture behind Jollof Rice. Its origins, the translations, the fascination we have with it and of course the ‘wars‘ it has begun :). So […]
Sometimes, greatness is thrust into your laps. Sometimes it is. Sometimes, some kind soul – @temisol in this case makes a suggestion, sets you on a course of deliciousness that leaves you breathless. The suggestion of adding pumpkin puree to your mix, the fact that it lends sweet and smooth and a touch of peculiar…that, […]
Because….EVERYDAY is Jollof Rice Day. Super established. This was an attempt – a great one too, I might add – at approximating the beauty of seafood flavours in our beloved J Rice. While I deliberated, lobsters and crabs came up briefly but then, I did not want to make a seafood paella and so I remained […]