The Language & Lexicon of Nigerian Cuisine

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 6, 2016
My mission in The New Nigerian Kitchen has many dimensions. It encompasses the totality, the entirety of Nigerian cuisine – from language to preservation of culinary history and heritage, and everything in between.  We have to put words to our food, understand them for that’s one of the key ways we’ll be able to explain to others […]

Ukodo – Nigerian Yam & Pepper Soup Pottage for New Year’s Day

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 3, 2014
A night-time conversation with D, my 6-year old has brought me here, to this point where I am writing an open letter to the world. To those who think Nigerian cuisine is no more than pepper. And I am not really on the offensive. Or defensive. I’m just in plain agreement as to how we […]