Food

Curators of Fine African Tea

The first time I heard was Yswara was in a documentary of an executive developmental class (I forget which one). The founder, Swaady Martin-Leke, struck me as a real Afropolitan. She’s a mix of cultures and experiences from all her …

Comoros: Poulet au Coco

Poulet au Coco simply means Chicken with Coconut. It’s a simple classic meal from Comoros, lovingly and experimentally made by Eat the Olympics (who aim to eat their way round all the countries in the London 2012 Olympics). Try out …

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice is a bit of a common-special dish in Nigeria. I always thought it was weird mixing Coconut and Rice together… but this dish though, you should try it. This is from Lohi’s Creation, the awesome food and …

Peppered Snail

I’m not usually a fan of snails, a delicacy in Nigeria, but I must admit that with lots of spice, it’s great. This Peppered Snail recipe is by genius cook, Lohi. Ingredients 1 onion (finely chopped) 3 scotch bonnet pepper …

Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam is the one food that is inarguably African. The whole process of preparing it and eating it is representative of the traditional African community life. As the name implies, pounded yam is prepared by…well, pounding yam. A mortar …

Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice Ingredients: 1/3 cup pure Groundnut oil * ¼ of a large onion (sliced) 1 small can tomato paste 2 cubes magi ½ teaspoon each (Thyme, curry, chilli powder) 1teaspoon salt *to taste 4 bay leaves 2.5 cups basmati …

Curried Coconut Soup

African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas Serves 5-6, adapted from the Tropical Vegan Kitchen 1 1/2 cups raw chickpeas, black-eyed peas or a mix, soaked overnight 1 cup millet, quinoa, or brown rice (I used millet!) 2 tbsp olive oil…

Akara for Breakfast

Akara is practically a staple food in Nigeria. It is usually eaten for breakfast (along with custard or pap) or as a snack. It’s pretty simple to prepare as well. The ingredients are listed below, as well as the link …

Experience Africa in Akhaya Cookery School

The number of meals in Nigeria alone surprises me, not to talk of the whole of Africa. There are so many kinds of soup that I go cross-eyed just thinking of the ones I’ve never tried. All are made from …

Food Heaven with Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy with Wendy & Jess is a new and innovative cooking series. It shows monthly Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) and was created by Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, two beautiful Nutrition Educators. The series is aimed …