Pay-Me Oliver makes the best jollof rice in the world and you did nothing to stop him. This is no joke. Do a search on jollof rice and see who comes top. The fat-tongued school cook Oliver has built an empire with his celebrity status, he earns a small fortune by regurgitating recipe books. He comes out top of the list of results. So #jollofgate is it a conspiracy?
From Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is here and make its mark bigger every year. The foodie revolution continues with inspirational cook and author Patti Gyapomaa Sloley.
This is good news for those of us who are tired of African food remaining in the dark, lagging behind Indian and Chinese food. Here we speak to Patti about her entrepreneurial ventures.
African Food Story
How did it start?
We are looking for chefs and kitchen assistants who have a proven track record in delivering quality food, helping to ensure the kitchen is run in an organised and efficient manner. You must have the ability to work in a team, a love of good food and desire to deliver an exceptional guest experience first and foremost.
We are looking for Waiter/Waitress with personality and fantastic customer skills. You must be very well presented, be friendly and have excellent customer service.
Whether you are a student looking to pick up some shifts, a dedicated employee wanting some extra hours, or just a job that gives you flexibility. We are currently recruiting for Waiters to join our team of successful Waiters working in supper club events. See Jason Little kitchen.
If I said to you bush tucker what is the first thing that comes into your mind bush tucker trials? Extreme eating! Eating crocodile penis, scorpion, cricket, ants and mealworm in I'm A Celebrity. It is true eat snails from the French menu and you are celebrated; eat African snails and wow that is gross. Media images of food are everywhere of what we should eat and it is not bush. Fran Osseo-Asare believes that there is a negative image of African food. See the video by Fran Osseo-Asare author of Ghana Cookbook.
Ask yourself at the end of the year 2015 what did you do to promote Africa? Your heritage, culture and spirit. What did you do?
As an activist this means you have to support or actively encourage and advance African issues. So again ask yourself the question?
Discovering African Cuisine in the Digital World
Regaining African cuisine's heritage with technology is what this event is all about. Technology makes food discovery easier than ever, yet still most ethnic cuisines remain relatively unknown. Why is ethnic food’s cultural heritage so poorly claimed? What if we celebrate how technology is putting ethnic cuisine on the move?
A new wave in African cuisine is slowly but surely manoeuvring itself into London’s foodie scene. From Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is here and it’s about to make its mark even bigger and better.
A quiet food revolution which began with Spinach and Agushi, Eat Jollof London and Zoe's Ghana Kitchen has continued with Chalé! Let’s Eat, Chuku's Nigerian-inspired tapas lounge and now foodie lovers have been given Jasons Little Kitchen.
Reviewing The Groundnut Cookbook a contemporary African cookbook from the foodie trio behind the current pop-up banquet supperclub craze.
Not most familiar with West African cuisine? What about the cooking of East African cuisine? Baffled at why African food doesn't sit along site Chinese or Italian, and to why there are so few cook books in the shops and libraries? Well The Groundnut Cookbook published by Michael Joseph in the UK on the 2nd July 2015 is now available to order for yourself.
This is an annual event celebrating the best in culture, arts and crafts,
fashion and live music...
a fun filled social event...
African decorations and display stalls...
All free and in South London
The Africa Live Festival 2015 is one of the best family friendly events to take place in London.