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.
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 […]
Agege bread is a kind of bread found in Lagos, Nigeria. If you ask a local for “bread” this is the kind of bread that you will get. For any other kind of bread you would need to specify that you want “sliced bread” or a particular brand before its given to you. It is named […]
Recently I have been fascinated by the Lagos food scene for many reasons. It is an eclectic stew of conflicting flavors that have somehow been forced together and now seem harmonious. In an effort to bring the eating out culture into the modern age, there have been more international restaurant chains springing up in the city. […]
2 weeks ago I was in Atlanta with my parents for my brother’s wedding. The reason I bring this is up is my dad started to get slightly irritated with the food. He would comment that it was tasteless, salty, sweet, lacking in meat, dredged in flour or light. “It does not stick to the ribs” […]
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 […]