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Red Porridge & Akara: Celebrating Ramadan in Benin

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Tangy fruits, sugary donuts, and smooth red porridge are just some of the foods I like to enjoy to break the fast during Ramadan in Benin.

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My Top 5 Iftar Faves for Foodies

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When it’s time to break the fast, my iftar table includes a mix of West and East African dishes. Here are 5 of my favourites to enjoy during Ramadan.

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My Food is Not a Challenge — How to Represent African Cuisines on Social Media

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Social media has helped foodies across the diaspora spotlight the very best of African cuisines, but what happens when cultural foods star in viral trends like the Fufu Challenge?

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Zoe’s Lusciously Delicious Ghanaian Aboboi

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Our latest takeover took us to Zoe Adjonyoh’s kitchen in the UK, where she shared her spin on the beloved Ghanaian dish Aboboi.  View this post […]

3 Tips for Ordering Nigerian Food with BLACK FOODIE

3 Tips for Enjoying Nigerian Food at Home

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Nigerian food is full of magical and bold flavours, with a beautiful sampling of dishes from the hundreds of ethnic groups across the country. We […]

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5 East & West African Recipes to Spice Up Your Picnic

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In the summertime, picnics and BBQs are my favourite food-filled events to share with family and friends. As someone who loves tropical fruits and eating […]

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Present, Alive, and Thriving

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Growing up in Toronto, I remember our picnics being communal events. We had church picnics and the Toronto Ghanaian community picnics at Rowntree Park, close […]

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Why We Love Eating Al Fresco

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 I was 11 years-old during the Northeast Blackout of 2003 when the electricity in most of Ontario suddenly went down for several hours in August. […]

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New Catering pop up delivers African flavours to Torontonians doors!

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If you’re a jollof fan in Toronto, you know how hard it is to get jollof delivered to your home. Thankfully the game is changing […]

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#AfroFoodTalk-how african chefs and creatives are uniting to shape the future of African food

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Last week I travelled to Washington DC for a special gathering of minds passionate about African food. As I listened to culinary greats discuss exciting […]

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