Tag: Nigerian cuisine

Nigerian Cuisine

A Plantain Primer: Get to Know ’em – Colour, Ripeness & More

Plantain is a starchy ‘fruit’ that’s used throughout its various stages of ripeness. Through its colour gradients, from green to black, the sweetness and texture change. It’s important to say that in Nigerian cooking, most traditional applications and preparation of plantain are savory from appetizer to mains and sides so even when sweet ripe plantains […]

Nigerian Cuisine

How to Eat-Drink an Orange

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 Cuisine

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: #13, Oranges

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 Posts, Nigerian Cuisine

Guest Post: My Deep-rooted Love for Plantain

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. [youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15gzJf8_P3Y”] The ease with […]