Africa Food Travel

Best Street Foods in Lagos, Nigeria

July 12, 2019

Ewa agoyin, courtesy of Kake/Flickr Life in Lagos would be incomplete without street food. Most Lagosians have a penchant for it: while commuting to work, at lunchtime or as a means of relaxation after a day’s work. Street food in Lagos is serious business, and it is everywhere, providing livelihood for thousands of people from every part of the nation and even for those from outside Nigeria. While…

Africa Food Travel

8 Essential Kenyan Foods in Nairobi

May 17, 2019

Kenya is known for its welcoming spirit, its athletic champions, beautiful scenery, and majestic wildlife. But it’s about time it’s also more known for its excellent food. Nairobi, the capital, is the best place to embark upon an incredible Kenyan food adventure. The city that never sleeps is also where you’ll find some of the most delicious dishes south of the Sahara. If you really want to experience…

Africa Food Culture

African Cooking: What’s With the Maggi Cubes?

August 8, 2012

African cooking: What’s with the Maggi cubes?

Maggi stock cubes—rich with sodium, MSG, and hydrogenated fats—are ubiquitous in West African cooking. Meet the nutritious, traditional seasoning they’re replacing.

Pot of groundnut soup in Sierra Leone
Groundnut soup, Sierra Leone

At a beautiful eco-resort on Sierra Leone’s Freetown Peninsula this spring, Scott and I were invited to tag along for the weekly run…