At Choukouya, a Taste of West Africa in Warrensville Heights

I spent much of my time at Choukouya restaurant struggling to learn about the cuisine. Over the course of two dinners I peppered our servers with questions, probed nearby diners about their selections, typed menu items into Google and even asked to speak with the chefs, owners or whomever it was doing the cooking inContinue reading “At Choukouya, a Taste of West Africa in Warrensville Heights”

Mauritian chef’s cookbook celebrates Indian Ocean cuisine

Move over, jollof wars of West Africa. For Selina Periampillai, a chef of Mauritian descent who grew up in London, it’s the scent of spices and the Indian Ocean cuisine that keeps her connected to a heritage that she’s now sharing with a new cookbook, “Island Kitchen.” Periampillai, along with chef Kenny Tutt, had theContinue reading “Mauritian chef’s cookbook celebrates Indian Ocean cuisine”

West Africa: Ghana Beats Nigeria in Rice Contest

Ghana beat Nigeria to win the Onga Jollof Battle which came off in Accra on Saturday. The initiative by food seasoning brand Onga, under Promasidor Ghana Limited, was aimed at settling a long standing debate on social media, regarding which country prepares the best jollof. At the end of a very interesting battle, the judgesContinue reading “West Africa: Ghana Beats Nigeria in Rice Contest”

petit pâté (ti pâté mauricien)

Temps de préparation: 25 min Difficulté: facile Ingrédients : 500g de farine (T55) normale 4 cuillères à bouche de beurre (couper en petit cube) ½ cuillère à café de levure chimique (baking powder) sel selon le goût ½ tasse d’eau Préparation: Tamiser la farine et la levure chimique dans un grand bol. Ajouter le beurre et leContinue reading “petit pâté (ti pâté mauricien)”

Kick It with Kebabs from Seattle’s Only Ghanaian Food Truck

The city’s only Ghanaian food truck focuses on fuel for athletes and revelers Seattle’s only food business serving Ghanaian cuisine has none of the spicy stews, fried fish and thick starch called fufu that you might find at a home-style Ghanaian restaurant. Instead, BlackStar Kebab, a small silver trailer of a food truck, sticks to the simple streetContinue reading “Kick It with Kebabs from Seattle’s Only Ghanaian Food Truck”

FRENCH: « SALADE DU PÊCHEUR » OU ENCORE « SALADE POISSON », UNE SPÉCIALITÉ MAURICIENNE SAVOUREUSE ET SIMPLE À RÉALISER !

Un salade ensoleillée qui se laisse facilement manger ! Les salades mauriciennes sont goûteuses et sont différentes des salades françaises. On n’aime bien les relever avec du piments, des oignons, de la coriandre fraîche etc. Ce type de salade notamment est faite pour être dégustée avec du pain ou même toute seule. Chez moi, parContinue reading “FRENCH: « SALADE DU PÊCHEUR » OU ENCORE « SALADE POISSON », UNE SPÉCIALITÉ MAURICIENNE SAVOUREUSE ET SIMPLE À RÉALISER !”

FRENCH: Riz au poisson blanc – Thieboudieune bou wekh

Thiéboudieune bou wékh (nouvelle version) Je vous propose aujourd’hui la recette détaillée du riz au poisson blanc. C’est une nouvelle version que je vous propose avec des crevettes. L’ancienne version tout aussi “saf” (goûteuse) est accessible ici.Le thiéb bou dieune bou wékh est un plat traditionnel sénégalais fait à base de poisson et de riz. LeContinue reading “FRENCH: Riz au poisson blanc – Thieboudieune bou wekh”

Kenyan chef breaks world record for longest cooking

A Kenyan chef in Mombasa, Maliha Mohammed, 36, has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking competition, individual category, after completing a 75-hour cooking marathon. The chef who started cooking on Thursday, August 15, at exactly 10am to Sunday, August 18, has beaten the record set by Rickey Lumpkin of California, US, whoContinue reading “Kenyan chef breaks world record for longest cooking”

Cooking up a business for this savvy chef

JOHANNESBURG –  Transforming basic cooking into an exciting art form is the language of Chef Nono.Be different – very different. Ulundi-born Chef Nono Mtshali has achieved just that, mastering the art of “people’s cookery” with a unique style and panache of her own.We are privy to one of her fine dining cookery demos at the InternationalContinue reading “Cooking up a business for this savvy chef”

How to make African tapas style Beef Suya

The dish is one of 10 essential Nigerian recipes in a collection created by recipe writer Yewande Komolafe, who grew up in Lagos and found herself searching for the heat and flavour of Nigerian food in New York. Suya is a popular Nigerian street food, made of thin strips of meat that are generously seasonedContinue reading “How to make African tapas style Beef Suya”