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On Nigerian Cuisine
33rd Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)
Annual International Conference
11th Nov...
Explorer
Geologist . Food lover . Writer . Photographer
Curiosity
Data gathering & observation of the facts
Synthesis
Conc...
{Personal Goal}
Create Awareness of Nigerian Cuisine
{A Brief History}
First Food
Edinburgh
1985
University
Liverpool
1997
Home
Port Harcourt
2011
Farafina
TEDx
2014
Work
The ...
{A History Lesson - Akara & Acaraje}
Akara
Acaraje
Akara & Acaraje
One dish, two approaches
Alimenta & Comida
{Cuisine}
…a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes,
and usually associated with...
{ Nigerian Cuisine}
Multi-layered, pungent, aromatic
Traditional techniques
Geography
Staple foods
Fresh Produce
Minimal p...
{ Traditional Nigerian Kitchen}
Sustenance
Carbohydrates & Soup/ Stews
Portuguese & Brazilian influences
‘Slow-cooked’
Pun...
{ New Nigerian Kitchen}
Celebration
In Season
Fresh & Vibrant
Light
Exploration of flavours & textures
Preservation
Docume...
{ My Philosophy}
No fear
Ingredients as ingredients
Look far & wide
Read & write
Practice, practice, practice
Dream
{In Season}
Ube’camole
Agbalu’lade Walnut-Scent leaf soup Spiced groundnuts
Mango puff-puff
Soursop icecream
Preservation
Incorporating new preparations
{New Ideas}
Frozen Agbalumo
Dried Agbalumo
Agbalumo liqueur
Agbalumo – Banana ...
Great crunch factor
Gluten-free
Cornmeal replacement
{Ingredients as Ingredients - Garri}
Crusted Fish
Yam balls
Farofa – ...
Jibaritos
Plantain & Suya sandwich
Plantain noodles
Plantain
meatpies
Pounded
Plantain many ways…
{The Spectrum – Plantain...
Pawpaw in scent leaf syrup’
Scent leaf Mojito
Classic scent leaf pepper soup
Cream of scent leaf pepper soup
{The Spectrum...
{Abacha - Deconstruction & Reconstruction}
Street Food
Abacha Bobozi Mbrakasi
From two to more ingredients
Finish with lim...
{The Spectrum – Snails}
Classic Snails
Baked snails
Smoky Snail Jollof
Snail Salad
Snail hash
{The Spectrum – Suya Spice}
Cauliflower Suya
Suya burger
Smoky Snail Jollof
Suya Swordfish
Puff-puff Suya skewerRoasted bu...
Hot, as ‘tea’
Cordial
Sauce
Ice lollies
{Zobo - Deconstruction & Reconstruction}
Global recipes & techniques
Zobo ChapmanC...
Garden egg sauce
Garden egg – Okwu oji
Pickled garden eggs
reinvented
Chutney
{The Spectrum – Garden Eggs}
Garden egg curr...
{The Spectrum – Sugar Cane Juice}
Juicing sugarcane With lemons
With ginger & lime
With watermelon and green tea
With kumq...
DocumentationLanguage Celebration
Efficient & Sustainable
Food systems
Awareness. Techniques
{Framework For The Future}
Cu...
{Nigerian Cookbooks / Bookstores}
Some Books
The Nigerian Cookbook Miriam Isoun and H.O. Antonio
South of the Sahara Eliza...
{Some Nigerian Food Blogs}
Funke Koleosho
9jafoodie
My Belle Don Full
Uzo Food Labs
Observation in progress
Afrolems
Eatin...
{Food Websites I Love}
Food52
The Kitchn
Saveur
Bon Appetit
Smitten Kitchen
The Pioneer Woman
Serious Eats
Ideas in Food
Thank you
www.kitchenbutterfly.com
kitchenbutterfly
kitchnbutterfly
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The New Nigerian Kitchen

  1. 1. On Nigerian Cuisine 33rd Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Annual International Conference 11th November, 2015 Ozoz Sokoh
  2. 2. Explorer Geologist . Food lover . Writer . Photographer Curiosity Data gathering & observation of the facts Synthesis Concept Selection Experimentation
  3. 3. {Personal Goal} Create Awareness of Nigerian Cuisine
  4. 4. {A Brief History} First Food Edinburgh 1985 University Liverpool 1997 Home Port Harcourt 2011 Farafina TEDx 2014 Work The Netherlands Akara & Acaraje 2009 {Enjoyment} {Nostalgia} {Discovery} {Reflection} {Promise} New Nigerian Kitchen Future {Potential}
  5. 5. {A History Lesson - Akara & Acaraje} Akara Acaraje Akara & Acaraje One dish, two approaches Alimenta & Comida
  6. 6. {Cuisine} …a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually associated with a specific culture or geographic region. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws, such as Hindu, Islamic and Jewish dietary laws, can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. Wikipedia
  7. 7. { Nigerian Cuisine} Multi-layered, pungent, aromatic Traditional techniques Geography Staple foods Fresh Produce Minimal preservation
  8. 8. { Traditional Nigerian Kitchen} Sustenance Carbohydrates & Soup/ Stews Portuguese & Brazilian influences ‘Slow-cooked’ Pungent Rich flavours
  9. 9. { New Nigerian Kitchen} Celebration In Season Fresh & Vibrant Light Exploration of flavours & textures Preservation Documentation
  10. 10. { My Philosophy} No fear Ingredients as ingredients Look far & wide Read & write Practice, practice, practice Dream
  11. 11. {In Season} Ube’camole Agbalu’lade Walnut-Scent leaf soup Spiced groundnuts Mango puff-puff Soursop icecream
  12. 12. Preservation Incorporating new preparations {New Ideas} Frozen Agbalumo Dried Agbalumo Agbalumo liqueur Agbalumo – Banana ice cream with groundnut brittle
  13. 13. Great crunch factor Gluten-free Cornmeal replacement {Ingredients as Ingredients - Garri} Crusted Fish Yam balls Farofa – toasted garri with greens Avocado balls With avocado Garden egg slices
  14. 14. Jibaritos Plantain & Suya sandwich Plantain noodles Plantain meatpies Pounded Plantain many ways… {The Spectrum – Plantain} Because there’s more to Plantain than Dodo Plantain dumplings with chocolate Bole with cheese & groundnuts Plantain salad
  15. 15. Pawpaw in scent leaf syrup’ Scent leaf Mojito Classic scent leaf pepper soup Cream of scent leaf pepper soup {The Spectrum – Scent Leaves} New Approaches Scent leaf curry Scent leaf dip Scent leaf – feta cheese corn Sweet & Savoury
  16. 16. {Abacha - Deconstruction & Reconstruction} Street Food Abacha Bobozi Mbrakasi From two to more ingredients Finish with lime On the streets Coconut & Cassava Chilies & Herbs
  17. 17. {The Spectrum – Snails} Classic Snails Baked snails Smoky Snail Jollof Snail Salad Snail hash
  18. 18. {The Spectrum – Suya Spice} Cauliflower Suya Suya burger Smoky Snail Jollof Suya Swordfish Puff-puff Suya skewerRoasted butternut suya Roasted chicken suya
  19. 19. Hot, as ‘tea’ Cordial Sauce Ice lollies {Zobo - Deconstruction & Reconstruction} Global recipes & techniques Zobo ChapmanCold, like Punch Wine cooler Chili Sauce
  20. 20. Garden egg sauce Garden egg – Okwu oji Pickled garden eggs reinvented Chutney {The Spectrum – Garden Eggs} Garden egg curry Technique, technique, technique
  21. 21. {The Spectrum – Sugar Cane Juice} Juicing sugarcane With lemons With ginger & lime With watermelon and green tea With kumquats
  22. 22. DocumentationLanguage Celebration Efficient & Sustainable Food systems Awareness. Techniques {Framework For The Future} Culinary Institute
  23. 23. {Nigerian Cookbooks / Bookstores} Some Books The Nigerian Cookbook Miriam Isoun and H.O. Antonio South of the Sahara Elizabeth Jackson Contemporary Nigerian Cuisine Cookbook Funke Koleosho Kudeti Cookbook Bookstores Amazon.com CSS Bookstore, Bookshop House, Marina, Lagos Quintessence, Lagos The Hubmedia Bookstore, The Palms
  24. 24. {Some Nigerian Food Blogs} Funke Koleosho 9jafoodie My Belle Don Full Uzo Food Labs Observation in progress Afrolems Eating Nigerian Oya Come Chop 1qplatter Dooney’s Kitchen Lohi’s Creations Nigerian Lazy Chef Dobby’s Signature African Chop
  25. 25. {Food Websites I Love} Food52 The Kitchn Saveur Bon Appetit Smitten Kitchen The Pioneer Woman Serious Eats Ideas in Food
  26. 26. Thank you www.kitchenbutterfly.com kitchenbutterfly kitchnbutterfly

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