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I am feeling pleased a punch.  The cook book I have been working on for absolute ages as a fundraiser for the Mpophomeni Conservation Group has finally been published.   799 more words

periwinkle soup of Rivers State

There are two common types of small snails used and these are known as Periwinkles “Isam” (Igbo) and whelks “Mgbi (Bayelsa)”, “Ngoloo(igbo)”, “Ngongo (Calabar)”. Periwinkles are small greenish marine snails which are added to soups or stews. 94 more words

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World Jollofrice Day. 


Last year, some very wise person decided to declare August, 22 as World Jollofrice Day.

That person would probably be getting a nicely cooked and garnished plate of Jollofrice from me if I knew who he/she was. 266 more words

Stuffed Pepper Jollof Rice for The Guardian 

Ahead of the worldwide celebration of jollof rice on the 22nd September 2016 as World Jollof Rice Day, I wrote this recipe which defies the rules of this dish. 39 more words


Efo Riro: A Yoruba Dish

Efo Riro is a rich vegetable soup that is native to the Yorubas of Western Nigeria. The vegetables that can be used to cook this soup are water leaves and pumpkin leaves. 10 more words

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Some hot spicy Egusi soup full of mouth sized chunks of meat and fish and a wrap of almost ‘sweet’ well kneaded pounded yam can make anyone very happy but have you ever looked at the amount of palm oil you put in a big pot of egusi soup independently…? 341 more words

African Dishes

Pap (Ogi, Akamu)

Akamu (Igbo), Ogi (Yoruba) or Pap is Nigerian corn meal made from wet corn starch. It has a distinctive sour taste that makes people crave it. 31 more words

African Food