Blog Posts - Understanding Nigerian Cuisine

Part 3: Food Pairing in Nigerian Cuisine and The Rest of The World

Food pairing – combining ingredients with others that are really similar (positive) or really different (negative).  Cuisines are defined by ingredients, shaped by influences – what grows around you, your climate, who has been in you...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 18, 2016

Part 2: The Balance of Tastes & Flavours in Nigerian Cuisine

Dishes are all about balance, all about a ‘perfect’ combination and complementing of the elements – flavours, tastes, colours and aromas should work together in delivering a dish – that awakes every sense. Sometimes balan...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 15, 2016

Part 1: The Tastes & Flavours of Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian cuisine is aromatic and pungent, full of umami, smoky, spicy, bitter and sour flavours which produce complex tasting dishes. In many dishes, the depth of flavour is provided by smoked, fishy and fermented elements.  In many wa...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 14, 2016

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