There is no staple food as universally loved by West Africans as rice. This humble grain unites us all in culinary agreement; in many places, it is a symbol of happiness, of prosperity and of celebration. It is often a perfect accompaniment to the region’s rich stews and soups and is ubiquitous at weddings, birthday parties, … More Will the Real Jollof Rice Please Stand Up?
I don’t like making jollof rice. I never have. Unfortunately, I loooooove eating jollof rice. Who doesn’t? No, seriously, if you have friends who don’t like jollof, you need new friends. Jk, jk. (Am I?) Everyone wants to know how to make jollof rice. It’s the one food item that people ask me to teach … More Student Jollof
Good evening, everyone!!! I’ve been thinking of hosting a party with all the party classics and favourites – jollof rice, gizdodo, meat pie, etc. Then I realised I’d never made a meat pie before! *gasp* This meant, of course, that I had to turn out a batch on the spot. Luckily, it being the weekend, it … More Partylicious (Meat) Pie
Apologies for the gap between my posts! I’ve not been feeling very well and the beginning of term has been really hectic but I’ve put this simple dish together for you to try. It takes minimal time and cooking ability and as always, it can be customised to suit your tastes. Serve it at a … More Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed With Cheddar and Red Onion Relish
Shameless plug: If you follow me on Twitter, you may occasionally see prophecies such as this: Pay attention to them. Today, I give you something so amazing, you will be brought to tears (my housemate assures me it’s just the pepper content, but what does she know?). I based this on Jamie Oliver’s meatball recipe but … More Suya Meatballs in Iru-naise Sauce
Last weekend, I went on a camping trip to Wales with 25 people who are as mentally questionable totally awesome as I am. One of the things we did was attend the Abergavenny Food Festival (this was probably my biggest motivation to go. Please don’t tell the others) and it was AMAZING! Many of the items … More Abergavenny Food Festival
August 1. Almost my birthday! In honour of my favourite month of the year, I present this glorious cake to you. Warning: Addictive. Proceed with caution. I made this cake for the first time about three weeks ago and I was BLOWN away. I’m usually not a fan of lemon cake, but trust me when … More Summer Vibin’: Lemon and Berry Cake