Nigerian Gastronomy
Inés Pineda Ruiz
2 ESO A 2010-2011
I.E. V. Cañada Blanch
Londres
Some facts
 Nigerian food is mainly based on soups
such as Egusi, but it is very diverse and
has many strange plates and ...
Nigerian soups
 As you already know the traditional Nigerian diet
is based on soups.
 Nigerian soups are always eaten wi...
How to eat soup
 Normally before eating soup, you are
offered a metal dish or basin and a towel.
You will be expected to ...
 Then you will be served a bowl of soup and a
small dish with pounded yam or gari.
 To eat the soup, first, you get a sm...
 It is considered rude or messy to get more
than the first joint of your fingers dirty or
full of food.
 It is also rude...
Garri
 Garri is a powder made from a variant of
the potato called cassava
 It is also called gari, garry or garium
sulph...
Pounded yam
 Yam is a vegetable in
the family of the
potato and is mashed
up into a paste
somewhat like
mashed potato, an...
Different kinds of soups
 There are many kinds of Nigerian soups,
most are peppery, and all contain either
meat or fish a...
Pepper soup
Bitter-leaf soup
Okra soup
Other Nigerian foods
 There are many other Nigerian dishes and
snacks such as:
Moi moi
 Moimoi is
a Nigerian steamed
bean pudding made from a
mixture of washed and
peeled black-eyed
beans, onions and ...
Jollof rice
 There are many
variations of Jollof
rice. The most
common basic
ingredients are: rice,
tomatoes and tomato
p...
Chin chin
 Chin Chin is
a fried snack popular
in Nigeria. It is a
sweet, baked or
fried dough of wheat
flour and eggs
Fried plantain
 Plantain is like a
bigger version of a
banana and is used
before it is ripe to
make fried plantain
which ...
You try it!
 Do you like any of these foods or have
you tried any?
 What do you think about the okra? And
the garden egg?
Thank you!
Sources:
Google images
Wikipedia
www.africanfoods.co.uk
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Nigerian Food by Ines
Nigerian Food by Ines
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I.E. "V. Canada Blanch" Londres

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  1. 1. Nigerian Gastronomy Inés Pineda Ruiz 2 ESO A 2010-2011 I.E. V. Cañada Blanch Londres
  2. 2. Some facts  Nigerian food is mainly based on soups such as Egusi, but it is very diverse and has many strange plates and snacks.  Nigerian soups are usually thick pastes or stews with very strong flavours and many different tastes.  As well as soups Nigerian food consists of many rice dishes and snacks.
  3. 3. Nigerian soups  As you already know the traditional Nigerian diet is based on soups.  Nigerian soups are always eaten with pounded yam or gari  Because soups are such an important part of Nigerian cooking there are many type of soups.  Despite the fact that soups are eaten using your hands it is considered very important the way you eat it.
  4. 4. How to eat soup  Normally before eating soup, you are offered a metal dish or basin and a towel. You will be expected to rinse your hands but not to use the towel. This is because your hands should always be moist when eating soup or your fingers will get sticky from the yam or gari. You should also know that people will normally look at how dirty you make the water from the bowl and judge your hygiene from this.
  5. 5.  Then you will be served a bowl of soup and a small dish with pounded yam or gari.  To eat the soup, first, you get a small ball of yam or gari and roll it using your fingers as a base and you thumb to roll it on your fingers.  After that you put the ball into the soup and use your fingers to push the ball around and your thumb to put it into your mouth.
  6. 6.  It is considered rude or messy to get more than the first joint of your fingers dirty or full of food.  It is also rude for older people to eat soup with a spoon or otherwise.
  7. 7. Garri  Garri is a powder made from a variant of the potato called cassava  It is also called gari, garry or garium sulphate  It is used in soup or can be mixed with water and sugar (also chocolate powder) to make a sweet drink.
  8. 8. Pounded yam  Yam is a vegetable in the family of the potato and is mashed up into a paste somewhat like mashed potato, and is eaten with soup. It is also fried as if to make chips
  9. 9. Different kinds of soups  There are many kinds of Nigerian soups, most are peppery, and all contain either meat or fish and some both.
  10. 10. Pepper soup
  11. 11. Bitter-leaf soup
  12. 12. Okra soup
  13. 13. Other Nigerian foods  There are many other Nigerian dishes and snacks such as:
  14. 14. Moi moi  Moimoi is a Nigerian steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed beans, onions and fresh ground peppers (usually a combination of bell peppers and chilli or Scotch bonnet)
  15. 15. Jollof rice  There are many variations of Jollof rice. The most common basic ingredients are: rice, tomatoes and tomato paste, onion, salt, and red pepper. Beyond that, nearly any kind of meat, vegetable, or spice can be added.
  16. 16. Chin chin  Chin Chin is a fried snack popular in Nigeria. It is a sweet, baked or fried dough of wheat flour and eggs
  17. 17. Fried plantain  Plantain is like a bigger version of a banana and is used before it is ripe to make fried plantain which is usually accompanied by rice
  18. 18. You try it!  Do you like any of these foods or have you tried any?  What do you think about the okra? And the garden egg?
  19. 19. Thank you! Sources: Google images Wikipedia www.africanfoods.co.uk

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