Lemon and Thyme Bread

Let me start off with this caveat: I am no baker. The sentence, “I feel like baking a loaf of bread today,” has never escaped my mouth. Yeah, sure, I’ve whipped up several… Continue reading

Taste Talks: All-Star Chef BBQ

These days I’m all about going to food events. I find them to be an integral part of the whole “foodie” experience. You get a chance to explore what’s buzzing on the food… Continue reading

Plantain Croquettes

The very first time I tried croquettes was many moons ago during a Spanish study abroad program back in my college days. Gloria, my “Señora” at the time (a name we gave to… Continue reading

Roasted Corn with Brown Butter Herb Sauce

Of all the street foods you’ll find in Nigeria, roasted corn is definitely one of my favorites. Charred over a blazing hot fire, each kernel reaches just the right ratio of, let’s say,… Continue reading

Food Market Fun: Smorgasburg Edition

If you didn’t know, Smorgasburg is one of the hottest food markets in Brooklyn. Hosting over 100 vendors every weekend in April through November, this mini food mecca is open free to the… Continue reading

Savory French Toast with Sautéed Veggies, Bacon and Sunny Side Up Eggs

When I was a kid, French toast (or Eggy Bread) was usually a savory breakfast item made simply by dipping slices of bread in beaten eggs and frying them. I’d typically eat this with sausages,… Continue reading

Matzo Ball Pepper Soup with Tripe (Shaki)

As the temperature continues to drop and with flu season upon us, nothing pleases me more than the thought of bundling up under a warm duvet with a sappy chick flick (leggo Notebook!)… Continue reading

New York African Restaurant Week 2013

“Excited” does not begin to describe my emotional state when I caught wind of this news the other day. New York’s inaugural African Restaurant Week kicks off this Sunday, so if you’re interested… Continue reading

Chapman Fruit Smoothie

When it comes to sugary concoctions, it really doesn’t get more Nigerian than Chapman. A blend of Fanta, Sprite, Angostura aromatic bitters and juice, Chapman is a staple drink in restaurants across the… Continue reading

Grilled Pawpaw and Brussels Sprout Salad with Raspberry-pawpaw Vinaigrette

  Pawpaw, a.k.a. papaya, is a fruit commonly eaten in tropical climates – like Nigeria. Though I was never a huge fan growing up – especially when there was always a ripe pineapple… Continue reading