Perfect Akara (Bean Fritter)

Akara is one of those foods that I never really liked as a child. Now thinking back on it, I think that is because I never had it fresh straight out of the fryer. Now that I have been paying more attention to food, I thought I would try my hand at making akara again after […]

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Making Egusi from scratch

In this post I will detail the steps I took to make Egusi from scratch for 3 types of melons: Bàrà, Ìtoo and Tagíri. For people who are familiar with Egusi, the main type used is the Bàrà variety of melon. In Yoruba (south west Nigeria) cuisine the peeled melon seed is coarsely ground and put […]

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