Kachumbari – East African Tomato Salad

I will be sharing the recipe for kachumbari today. As we are getting to the last days of summer and tomato plants are giving their last set of fruits, I’m

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African Red Palm Oil

Red palm oil is not a trendy food to Africans. It is is one of the most popular cooking oil used for cooking across the region. This oil with distinctive

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Ghana Shito

I recently realised how easy it is to make shito using an African kitchen’s staples and I just had to share this with you. Shito (Ghana hot pepper sauce) is

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Fermented African Locust Beans – Iru / Dawa dawa

Fermented locust beans is a common traditional condiment in Nigeria, and other West African countries. We call it “iru” in Yoruba land, it is called “dawa dawa” in Hausa, and

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Sumac

What Is Sumac? Sumac is the common name for genus Rhus which contains over 250 flowering plants. Sumac, the spice is actually not a spice; it is dried and ground

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Cinnamon Spice

I saw an episode of Ainsley’ Carribean kitchen where Ainsley Harriot had a chat with a lady in Grenada about cinnamon spice. The lady said “we put it on toast,

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