Nigerian Street Food: Golden Roasted Corn with Ube

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 10, 2018
aka Agbado yinyan.  It is the season for tasty oranges, cucumbers, pineapples and pyramids of Ube, purple African pears that must be roasted on hot coals or soaked in freshly boiled water to eat. When cooked, they taste like avocado, cut through with green olives and a touch of cream. It is our rainy season […]

Tanzanian Street Food, a la Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 19, 2016
Street food is a window into the soul of any nation’s cuisine. What foods are battered, sold wrapped in paper and bags are often the bedrock upon which a great proportion of the population eat and feast. I find it one way to discover a city, to embrace it, to discover all the ways in […]

What Not To Eat or Drink…

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 6, 2015
..on holiday. In the US. It started off as things I would never eat in New York but that changed when we went to Philly. For all the world, here are things I would not eat on any streets, not because they are ‘streetfoods’, but because I loathe being sick on holiday, especially if I can […]

The Suya of Glover Court

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 13, 2015
It was one day last June, July when I discovered Glover Court suya in Ikoyi – Lagos, Nigeria. I missed suya. I missed the flame-grilled, peanut-spiced sticks of meat that are perfect for  5pm on a Friday. I wish I could say 4pm   but that’s one hour when I’m still at my desk. I can’t […]

Nigerian Street Food: Bole & Fish

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2012
I haven’t met a fish tail I didn’t like. Or couldn’t eat. Don’t get me wrong though, it hasn’t been all fun and games. Not especially on that Monday afternoon, decked in a white top and sky blue dress, ready to wow my audience at the afternoon meeting.  All this without properly consulting my fish […]

Daring Cooks go nuts in July: Nigerian Suya & nut butters

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 15, 2010
When my 7 year old daughter talks about Nigeria and going back, one of the things on the top of her list is Suya. My 4 year old doesn’t remember the absolutely delicious bits of spiced beef on sticks, cooked over hot coals by specialists – men from the northern part of Nigeria, where this […]