SARS stands for the Special Anti Robbery Squad. The problem is that it has turned to is a unit that terrorizes people for standing out and looking just a little bit different. As I read this, there are tears in my eyes as not many things move me to tears. On Saturday I stood with […]
Happy world jollof rice day! I have a love hate relationship because it took me about 11 years to make my jollof rice come out properly. Check out the audio version if you do not want to read the story.
This is a story about a man called J that taught me how to make a particular kind of salsa.
If you had to rate yourself from 0 to 10 on how well you are taking care of yourself, what score would you get? Today I woke up tired. Actually, exhausted would be a more honest word. The reality is that I have been some iteration of exhausted all of this year. I do not […]
Recently at work, the management team has been experimenting with a new leadership style. It is a bit of a hybrid of the extreme ownership book by Jocko WIllink. How it manifests for us is by saying “Let them fail” when anxiety starts to build up about a task that has been delegated. In the […]
Last week, an innocent gesture to explore bread ended up with a search to understand Yoruba cooking words. That then ignited a further curiosity that was my focus of this week. I was trained in traditional French cooking techniques and as such some things are just expected at all times. I assume that most kitchens […]
As someone who loves baking, bread is extremely important. Without wheat, my whole career as a pastry chef would be impossible. If you look into Nigerian cuisine, you will struggle to find traditional recipes in the South West of Nigeria that contain wheat. As a Nigerian, the most common things that come to mind are […]
I am insanely curious by nature and this also extends to street food. I am the person in a group that will try the weird thing nobody else will. About a year ago, I went to Oniru market with a friend and as expected I had to dive in and get one of each thing […]
Hiring is difficult and to be completely honest, I am still really bad at it. In my last post about reasons your business is failing, “They hire the right people” was one of the reasons. A few months back, I had a tendency to cover up inadequacies because I felt that the person would change. […]
The first time I had a real pretzel was in Berlin and it was the first time I saw real snow. I had heard about cold weather but on this day I could feeling it digging into my skin as I desperately looked for warmth. While I was in college, I joined the debate team […]