Garri is more than a ‘swallow’ (aka an accompanying starch for Nigerian soups). It can also be used to coat and crust other foods, like prawns, in place of breadcrumbs. This is not a genius idea, by the way. For those of us in Nigeria who may not have breadcrumbs […]
Seattle’s Pike Market is a foodie’s dream! While I was on break from blogging, I wasn’t on break from shooting and travelling. One of things I absolutely love to do is visit local markets wherever I go. On one of my far flung travels across the globe, I stopped in […]
Suya is a Nigerian street food that originates from the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria that has made its way south and gained popularity. The “mallams” that prepare and sell suya know their stuff. They have a special way of preparing and grilling suya in a way, I don’t believe, anyone […]
Plantain breakfast cup cakes. That’s what came to mind when I starred at my bunch of plantains that were on their way to becoming over ripe before I could figure out what to cook with them (again). I quit frying my plantains ages ago and have resorted to baking which is much healthier. So […]
Chicken in suya sauce? Where do you come up with this stuff? That’s what I get asked regularly. Stuff just pops into my head and from there I head off to the kitchen to test it out.
African Negro pepper are known as Grains of Selim. I used to see this quite often in the market, but never really knew what it was used for. So I did a bit of digging. African Negro Pepper is actually the seeds of a shrubby tree known biologically as Xylopia aethiopica […]
Groundnut Soup (aka peanut soup) This one has been on my mind for a while now. I first came across this dish at a popular Nigerian restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos. It was under the “West African Dishes” menu. Groundnut soup? I was intrigued. Did a bit of research […]
Yes, there’s some hoopla about Nigerian land snails. By the way, are their water or air snails? I digress. On Tuesday July 15, the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) discovered and seized 67 live Nigerian snails at the Los Angeles California airport (see BBC news report). Previously, there was an earlier report […]