African food

Food

Jollof Box Wants to Be the Next Leon

Despite missing out on a 'Dragons' Den' investment, Matthew​ Omeye-Howell hopes to make his West African food business the next Leon: “It’s authentic but everyone can enjoy it.”
Riaz Phillips
6.18.19
Cookbooks

'Displaced Dishes' Shares the Recipes of Refugees in Greece's Second Largest Camp

Sometimes, remembering favourite dishes, arguing over ingredients, and telling their stories is as close as the refugees get to home.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.7.19
West African food

How a New Generation Is Building on Britain's Long History of West African Food

And why there’s so much more to explore, from Nigerian egusi soup and Ghanaian kelewele to Senegalese thieboudienne.
Riaz Phillips
11.1.18
Make this

Make the Prettiest Grilled Chicken of Your Life with This Hibiscus Petal Sauce

Sweet hibiscus flower combines with coconut to create a flavorful fuchsia sauce that will change the way you think of grilled chicken.
Munchies Staff
8.2.17
Cookbooks

Meet the Hibiscus-Obsessed Chef Celebrating British Nigerian Food

This week, Lopé Ariyo releases Hibiscus, a collection of classic Nigerian recipes with a few personal twists—like her liberal use of the edible African flower.
Johanna Derry
5.30.17
Cookbooks

Zoe Adjonyoh Wants You to Step Inside Her Ghana Kitchen

We talk to the London chef about her new cookbook, which showcases the West African-inspired dishes from her wildly popular Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen supper club and pop-up restaurant.
Eleanor Langdale
5.3.17
African food

How Our East African Supper Club Helps Fight Prejudice

My heritage is challenged on a daily basis and food is one very peaceful way of fighting back.
Fozia Ismail and Edwina Bruford
2.9.17
immigration

Africans Immigrants Find a Taste of Home in Southern China

The city of Guangzhou is home to between 50,000 and 100,000 Africans, but they still struggle to be accepted as part of Chinese society.
Kait Bolongaro and Hangwei Li
11.17.16
pop-ups

This Dinner Series Is Getting People to Talk About Being Black in America

From Lagos is a traveling pop-up restaurant created by Tunde Wey. It aims to get people talking and thinking about "blackness in America" over delicious, homestyle Nigerian food, served family-style.
Javier Cabral
11.14.16
refugees

Eating Inside Hong Kong's Refugee 'Mansions'

Chungking Mansions is the epicentre of life for Hong Kong’s asylum seekers, most of whom hail from South Asia, the Middle East, and across Africa—all of them trying to make a new life in one of Asia’s greatest economic miracles.
Justin Heifetz​​
9.2.16
MANCHESTER

Inside the Manchester Caribbean Cafe That Doubles as an Underground Club

Manchester’s Q Cavern sells curry goat and jerk chicken by day and operates as a club by night, gaining a reputation for both homestyle Caribbean cooking and intimate live shows.
Kamila Rymajdo
8.4.16
African food

London’s African Chefs Are Mixing Yorkshire Puddings and Ugali

From Jamie Oliver’s “Jollofgate” to groundnut stew supper clubs, African cuisine is gaining popularity among British diners. “The thing is,” explains chef Folayemi Brown, “it’s not ‘African food.’ We can’t represent the whole continent.”
Johanna Derry
7.30.15