Drink Chapman – A Nigerian ‘Punch’

  • by Teakisi
  • Jun 18, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh Chapman – A name that gives no indication that this is a drink.  A name that may have in times past referred to an itinerant peddler. Chapman. A drink. Of Nigeria, for Nigeria and by Nigeria. The definitive Nigerian drink, loved by all. Though its origins are unclear, it is beloved across the country […]

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Jollof – The Rice that Binds

  • by Teakisi
  • Apr 24, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh Jollof, definitions Noun. Verb. 1. of a red, spiced rice dish loved in every city and town ‘South of the Sahara’ and along the coast of West Africa. Synonyms: Djolof, Benachim (Gambia), Thieboudienne (Senegal) 2. to cook in a red, tomato-based sauce: ‘jollof beans’ – a one pot dish of beans cooked in a […]

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Eating Continental in Joburg City

Honey Makwaka I’m excited to be joining the ElleAfrique team from Johannesburg, South Africa! My name is Honey and I’m an Africa enthusiast, her food feeds my life and her fashion feeds my soul! Here I will be sharing with you some of my favorite African food spots in Joburg, most are not very fancy […]

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Discovering our Rainbow Streets: Fruits and Vegetables in Season

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 13, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh My rainbow streets – these Nigerian streets are. Vibrant, full of colourful produce in season which most foreigners consider exotic and ‘tropical’, and which we, Nigerians consider common. Normal. These streets are to me what supermarket aisles are to my friends ‘abroad’, even choc-full as they are with people, automobiles and buildings. […]

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Pepper versus Spice: Defining Nigerian Cuisine

  • by Teakisi
  • Jan 18, 2014
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By Ozoz Sokoh I am determined that this introduction be done right. That from the get-go, we speak the same language – of Nigerian and African cuisine. With understanding. That in telling our stories, we build a new vocabulary and understand the old. That we discover the many dimensions of flavours and textures that our […]

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