Ingredients: For the Tomato Paste 2 fresh tomatoes 1 small tatashe (red bell pepper), cored and deseeded 1 small red onion For the Jollof Rice 500g white long-grain rice 4 tablespoons sunfower or olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 30g tomato purée 500mL (2 cups) chicken stock or water 1 tablespoon AtaroREAD MORE
Red roses, hearts, and balloons – love is in the air. You must have guessed what time of the year I am hinting at… Yes, I am talking about Valentine’s Day! We Nigerians take our festivals very seriously. By that, I mean, we celebrate each and every festival with a lot of gaiety and passion.READ MORE
Rice is one of the most common staple foods in Nigeria. Most families eat a rice dish at least twice a week, either for lunch or for dinner. We have two ways of cooking rice in Nigeria: White, served with stew or sauce and Jollof which is where the ingredients are added into andREAD MORE
Egusi is a melon seed that has been dried and ground into a powdery form. When cooked it feels like a thick paste and it taste delicious. One of the most popular dishes in West Africa is Egusi soup. Each region and tribe has its own version of the dish. This recipe for Egusi soupREAD MORE
Nigeria is a very important country in the West of Africa. Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise Nigeria. Like other West African cuisines, it uses herbs and spices along with groundnut or palm oil to create flavourful sauces and soups often very spicy hot withREAD MORE
Gambian cuisine is also a part of the West African cuisine scene. As travellers, we all would have visited many countries, but what is that one thing that strikes a chord immediately as a visitor to a particular country? Culture, monuments are one thing, but it is the FOOD that always leaves you with strongREAD MORE
I’m a food entrepreneur, former restaurant owner and a food business trainer. I help food lovers and enthusiasts around the world to learn about the food and culture of West Africa, with a particular focus on Nigeria.