Introducing the world to African cooking Lerato Umah-Shaylor publication with HQ Africana is packed with traditional and innovative African recipes. Lerato a cook, a presenter, a food writer is a leading advocate a star of African cuisine. Her vision has always been to promote a healthy-eating life based on African food and as an entrepreneur she has hosted many supper clubs and cooking classes. Inspired from her time in the kitchen with her parents, traditional cooking is the basis of her ideas and passion into foods of her life.
What Edible Leaves Do Africans Eat?
Africans like and love to eat lots of different types of leaves, leaves such as bitter leaves, bologie and krain-krain. Many west African sauce dishes and stews combine leaves, they can be steamed like spinach, sauteed in some olive oil with garlic and salt, or used in stir frys and stews.
Top Ten Leaves Africans Eat?
Leaves can be eaten fresh or dried. Here is a list of the many different types of leaves eaten by the people of West Africa together with some recipes:
Fast food shops are everywhere in the less affluent areas of the United Kingdom's towns and cities targeting young adults. Therefore people are asking the quesion is fast food the main cause of obesity?
Lopè Ariyo loves devising innovative African recipes. Lopè a rising star of African food, a healthy-eating advocate, a recent math graduate is also a social media expert, photo and video tech-savvy entrepreneur. All of these skills were required plus passion to win her the top prize in the Red magazine and Harper Collins publishing competition 2016. With imagination and inspiration from your heritage, yes you can turn your African cooking skills into a career and business.
A lot of hard work, research and thought has gone into producing this cook book. Initially the sumptuous gold colours, design style and layout stand out from other books which make me really like it. It looks and feels like a quality hardback. The Ghanaian Kente *cloth style is used throughout and in the content section divides. Know this Kente has meaning in Africa and the author Zoe Adjonyoh makes us aware of this. She is saying I choose colour and textiles for a reason.
Did you know there's around 250 bee species in Great Britain?
Most of these are solitary bees and bumblebees, but there are species of honey bee.
They may be tiny but bees are essential for a healthy environment and healthy economy. But right now, the bees are in trouble. Since 1900, the UK has lost 20 species of bee, and a further 35 are at risk.
We need to know more about brilliant bees, and find out how to get the county buzzing again with bee-friendly plants in gardens, streets and communities.
This article is about my visit to Cape Coast, Kakum park forest and the stingless bees centre in Abrafo, Ghana, West Africa spring 2017.
Exactly a year ago, I had a vision to 'Bring Nigerian Street Food To A Global Market' and proudly launched Tee's Food Corner at the 'African Food and Drink Takeover at Africa Utopia, Southbank. It was such an amazing feeling to have so many people from all different cultures and walks of life enjoying some of our delicious street food that I grew up eating. This year, due to popular demand, we are adding the beloved Jollof Rice and other equally delicious meals to our menu alongside our street food offerings.
West Africa Cooks is campaigning to make World Jollof Rice Day a United Nations International Day. Well World Jollof Rice Day has global reach, media interest and the public engaged. You may laugh but through popular foods you can start the conversation off with everyone and carry this through into the *next UN day which is talking about humanity, human rights and African people.
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?