Thinking about writing a cook book which covers cooking from Africa? Well here is our glossary of terms to help you out. Like many industries it can take you some time to understand what people are talking about. Here we aim to give you some insight into the language used so you don't look a complete dumbo on your first meeting with an agent or publisher.
Thinking of writing a book? Well if you can cook African, Caribbean or Southern food here are three reasons why you should start to write down, document and collect your recipes.
So you are an African foodie a wonderful chef, family cook or part time caterering entrepreneur. You wish to win the competition new talent in African food and would like to know how do you go about doing this? Well let break it down. The prize is a big recipe feature in the magazine Red, a cookbook deal and £10,000 advance from publishers HarperCollins. Check out the Red competition page if you have not done so.
How did it all start?
It started the night after I waited two hours for jerk chicken that was meant to be ready in “another fifteen minutes” at a garden party at the end of last year summer and in so doing missed the act I went there to see, Femi Kuti!
On getting home I went online and took steps that led to the implementation of an idea that I had been thinking about for over a year. This was the genesis of Tee’s Food Corner with the vision of “bringing Nigerian food to a global audience”.
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?
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.
Dr Pamela Adjua Sybil Greene, fondly known as Aunty Pam, was a scientist, nutritionist, home economist and freelance consultant in health communications. She had a wide range of experience as a teacher, trainer, curriculum material developer, administrator, research and programme/project developer and evaluator. Her work in information, education, communication and health science management covered the broad spectrum of health issues particularly with the health of women, adolescent and children.
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Muriel Emekunle Davies author of What's Cooking Today is a Black Hero in the Hall of Fame.
Muriel, former Home Economics Teacher, specialist in food and nutrition. Taught for 21 years at the Annie Walsh Memorial School. An examiner for many years for west African examination council (WAEC) in home Economics subjects.
Educated in Sierra Leone and Great Britain; has traveled extensively in Europe and America to gain more knowledge in cookery and to appreciate international cuisine.
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