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.
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imagecredit; memegenerator.net

Not all akara’s are made equal. The cook differs. The oil differs. The beans differs. The method differs. The taste differs. Since the purchase of my new food processor, I have been privileged to blend, grind, chop and puree all sorts of ingredients. I am convinced that any modern day Nigerian homemaker must own a food processor to complete her kitchen. Today, I would like to discuss Akara, the ultimate fried bean cake. (more…)