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Black Sesame Seed Puff Puff

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 29, 2018
Because beniseed [sesame] seeds have their DNA and birthplace in Africa so really this is a happy marriage, a homecoming of sorts. I love the nuttiness of toasted sesame seeds – brown and black, and every colour in between. I like to top my salads with them, eat sesame snaps, drizzle their oil in my dips […]

Friday Cocktail: Passion Fruit Caipirinha – Twists On The Classic

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 8, 2017
So, here are the recipes Casesario promised – Passion Fruit Caipirinha and twists on the regular – I can tell you it is delicious – fragrant with the citrus and the rich tropical fragrance of the passion fruit. So I made a single serve cocktail using cubes of sugar and I love the way it was sweet […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Passion Fruit #9

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 2, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month (except when your host decides to mess up and you’re forced to find your own solutions and make it happen – bluehost, our relationship shall come to an end – soon! A huge thanks to Sanusi – super hero extraordinaire for helping me […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Golden Melons #8

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 29, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Minjiba – writer at Minjiba Cookey and in […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Corn, #6

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 17, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Timi – writer at Livelytwist.com and friend. We’ve […]

Zobo Jelly With Tigernut Panna Cotta| The New Nigerian Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 15, 2016
I’ve been exploring making jellies with Nigerian fruits, flowers and nuts. My first attempt – a tiger nut pudding was beautiful, if soft set. It triggered a desire to make a panna cotta of tiger nuts, helped along by gelatine. Then came the agbalumo jelly which while great had a funny texture thanks to agar-agar. […]

Nigerian Fruit Salad 2.0 | The New Nigerian Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 14, 2016
Desserts & Presentation – two ways in which we should progress Nigerian cuisine :). This week, I will focus on Nigerian desserts. And yes, I dare say we have a class of them, if budding. Truth is, dessert for a long time was fruit salad (with milk), ice cream and cake. Enter The New Nigerian […]

Forty+ (40+) Recipes from The New Nigerian Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 8, 2016
A fresh approach to Nigerian food. One that recognizes the change in ‘function of food’ – from sustenance for farming to eating for pleasure and in celebration – welcome to The New Nigerian Kitchen.  As I shared in my ‘manifesto‘, The New Nigerian Kitchen is not an attempt at being outrageous. It does not disrespect the foundation […]

My ‘Philosophy’ | The ‘New Nigerian Kitchen’

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 8, 2016
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. It is a celebration & documentation of Nigerian food in its entirety, from history to recipes, techniques and produce. I’ve experienced a range of […]