Working with Seriousness

I realize that this post will sound a lot like I am whining but that is not the case. I am expressing myself because something needs to change with regards to the Lagos work ethic. I am not leaving Lagos willingly. If the environment was different at this point in time, I would have no […]

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Artisan Journey

I am just starting this artisan journey but I will say that it is hard work. As a customer it is hard to see that. If you go to the grocery store, it is taken for granted that the bread or pastry you want to buy should just be there. It may not occur to you that […]

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MAD Symposium 2014

The videos for the 2014 MAD symposium just came out and to say the least it was fantastic! The timing was especially ripe for me because I have been questioning many of the things that were addressed this year. What is cooking? Watching this year’s videos also sent me into a sadly habitual YouTube spiral […]

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Why I have chosen Nigeria

Since I have started the cooking as a profession, I have not actually defined what I do, and now I feel it is time. My natural habitat has come to be kitchen. I say that because no matter where I go to, I generally know what I am doing in the kitchen. It is the only place I […]

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The kitchen is coming together

As I am starting to settle in to this place I call “My kitchen” I can’t help but reflect. For me there is always something slightly unsettling about moving to another place. For now, I have lived my life between 4 countries and for that reason it is not so much the location that unsettles […]

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9 Elements of Dough and Batter

Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast, Salt, Butter, Eggs, Milk and Flavoring I came to a realization this week. All the things I make for now revolve around these 9 elements. Some mixture in some ratio with some time gives any kind of dough related food you can imagine. Yet even though it is so simple it […]

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A trip to the market: oke odo

This morning, I went to one of the larger markets in Lagos state called oke odo which is in the Agege area (Yes I am aware this will make no sense). We got there around 6am. I have been to markets, but this was an experience unlike others. Mere walking in there are multitudes of people yelling […]

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Why are you doing this?

This is a question I get way to many times I have honestly lost count. Why are you going to cooking school? You are an engineer! To put it simply engineering does not challenge me the way that I want to be challenged. But to be honest I do not regret doing it because it […]

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