“…preparing Nigerian cuisine is an exciting adventure in texture, colour, flavour and aroma”
So here I am, back in Nigeria after almost two decades away and the one thing I realized on my return is that I really do need to figure out a few things about the cuisine. I also need to ensure that I maintain my svelt figure (wink, wink!) as well, so although I have a steward at home who cooks during the week (a benefit of moving to Naija!), it’s key for me to make sure I stay on top my game. Besides, I do love cooking and grew up in the kitchen beside my mum, but I was mostly relegated to dish washing. Luckily for me I liked playing with water, so this was not a real task. Anyhoot, there are a few things for sure I need(ed) to get straight in the kitchen about becoming a real Nigerian ‘madam’…
1. Learn to cook those mouth watering Nigerian dishes myself like my mama and aunties used to
2. Explore recipes from across Nigeria (there’s more to life than rice and stew!)
3. Understand local ingredients a little better
4. Create a few new recipes using local ingredients (aka modernise native dishes)
5. Eat healthily (well at least some of the time)
Sounds achievable huh? Well we’ll see! Aside from being an ex-high flying professional, I am a professional photographer and one that has been in transition while discovering her photographic passion. Photography, food and travel are the things I love to indulge in this life. I don’t like any form of dark chocolate with the exception of very small portions of white chocolate and drinking cocoa. Avocado and anything with a porridge consistency will get a response of “yuk!” from me. I love, fruit! Guavas are my favorite and I tend to be quite picky about desserts. I have a savory tooth, but these days my tolerance levels for very spicy hot foods has dropped significantly.
What else? Oh yes, I do have a day job and two little muppets that follow me round the kitchen and keep me balling with laughter all day long
About My Nigerian Food Blog
So what is this blog? Well you see, I finally decided to merge my passions for photography, food and travel all together through this blog. Let me confess! I’m not a professional chef, but I am a woman who is determined to explore the intricacies of Nigerian food (and feed her man at the same time!). For me, preparing Nigerian cuisine is an exciting adventure in texture, colour, flavour and aroma. This blog is a documentary of my journey and experiments through photos and videos. I cook, shoot (and eat) pretty much all the food you see on this blog except for the few dishes from my travels that I may decide to share. I’m a seasoned photographer (you can visit my other blog - www.fotograffiblog.com), but I am very new to food styling and food photography. Here you’ll get to join me as I learn and develop my style. So, there you have it! I invite you to join me on this ride to savour the flavour of Nigerian culinary delights. It’s going to be a real adventure for me and it will be great to have you come along for the ride.
For the Nigerians out there, I hope this Nigerian food blog brings you a bit closer to home and evoke some fond childhood memories from the smells coming out of your mama’s kitchen. For the non-Nigerians, I hope that this allows you dip your toe into Nigerian gastronomic goodness. It really is quite unique!
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