Food Yarns

Nigerian Foods: Beyond The Smell

I have always wondered why several foods we seem to love in Nigeria smell awful. Don’t get me wrong, majority of them are a favourite of mine, but the smell?  Gosh! They are cringeworthy, LOL. As foodies, we have learnt to forgive them foods even when hours after...

Ten Things To Look Out For In A Restaurant

So we are foodies quite all right. We love to explore, savour and try out choice dishes in different restaurants or fast foods across the city. We are ready to splurge a little extra just to get the total package a restaurant has to offer. A true foodie knows that he...

Demystifying Food Myths

It was fun growing up in the 90’s before the advent of internet in Nigeria. I remember how my siblings and I entertained ourselves back then whenever we got tired of watching our black and white TV. We would gather round our grandmother and she would tell us stories....

Food Phobia

Like other things we fear or hate such as snakes, heights, crowd, elevators, confinement etc, people also have aversion to certain foods. There’s that sibling, friend or neighbor we think weird because they find some foods (which happen to be a favorite for us)...

Street food and Hygiene

Street food is one of the most thriving SME’s in Nigeria. From Musa’s noodles and eggs stand, to food hawkers, to Iya Basirat’s food shed, to the “Food is ready” canteens, they are everywhere.  Walking down the streets, it is a common sight to see people cluster...

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