Igbokwenu!! Hello Friends, hope you’re enjoying this beautiful month of May, the weather is nice, the people are nice and it appears wedding season is around the corner. I have made a visit to the Eastern Part of Nigeria for this instalment of #cooknigeriachallenge. Nkwobi is spicy crowfoot. Yes you read that right, Potash is used to curdle palmoil creating a delectable Igbo delicacy.  (more…)

Hello, friends! I am at it again, so sorry March found me without a #cooknigeriachallenge post. March was very busy, and then Rome came calling. I’ll tell you about that later! I planned on cooking Onunu as it was the original inspiration behind this challenge, but then Dooney’s blog happened. I was preparing to cook it with catfish pepper soup, then I read Dooney’s post on Onunu. She had declared war on the tradition by stating she would be eating Onunu with any soup of her choice in the foreseeable future. As a result, I decided to step out there and go a bit crazy. I have created a Yoruba-Deltan marriage. (more…)

Banga soup, DeltaHello Friends,

February is almost over and as a result, I am bringing you my most recent attempt in the #cookNigeriachallenge

Okay ‘na wa’ for Banga soup the extensive research that went into the creation of one pot of soup had no rivals. Friends have suggested that I reduce the intense fervour with which I am attempting to complete the #cooknigeriachallenge. While searching for a recipe, I accidentally walked into the comment section of a cooking blog where readers almost crucified the chef for cooking it the ‘Yoruba’ way. Then I had a little accident while attempting to buy Ogiri! And finally, I had to change my recipe of choice when I was expressly informed that using beef to cook Banga soup was unacceptable! (more…)

credit: http://fidesnigeria.org

credit: http://fidesnigeria.org

I have often joked to my family and friends that if I were to marry a Nigerian man he may likely be from the South/South Eastern parts of Nigeria. Why? I haven’t the faintest idea. However, I recently came across an article by Vera Ezimora where she satirically discussed the issues that may arise when Yoruba’s and Igbo’s become one in marriage. In Vera’s case, she is an Igbo woman married to a Yoruba man, I nodded and laughed at some of the items on her list, you can read the article here. Lo and behold, after watching the video below, I realised that there are subtle cultural differences which are able to wreck unnecessary havoc in homes, satire aside.