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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…

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8 Essential Kenyan Foods You Must Eat in Nairobi

May 17, 2019
Pilau in Kenya

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…

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Photos: Art in Dakar

September 17, 2012

                         Photos: Art in Dakar

Everywhere I turned in Dakar, there was something colorful (albeit often covered in dust) to admire: Art, like crunchy baguettes and good music, seems to be everywhere in Senegal's capital city. Some of it we purchased and brought home with us, but most of it we had to be content with photographing. Here are a few shots of Dakarois art.

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African Cooking: What’s With the Maggi Cubes?

August 8, 2012

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 to the local market. On the shopping list was everything from groundnuts (peanuts) and pineapple to bread and eggs, and Maggi. I didn’t think anything of the flavoring agent, figuring the stock cubes were thrown into a few of the local stews as a base.…

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Letting Go in Senegal

July 27, 2012

View from the road in Popenguine When Scott and I travel for Eat Your World, it’s hardly relaxing. Before even getting to a destination, our minds are already swimming with loads of pre-trip research, we know what foods we’re tracking down and where, and we have a game plan—a soft itinerary of sorts, which always changes upon arrival—of how we might go about squeezing it all into our…

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Hunting for Dibi, Senegal

April 20, 2012

One of many temples to dibi, or grilled meat, in Dakar, this dibiterie boasts a cult-like status in the capital: It’s said to be musician Youssou N’Dour’s favorite, dispensing inexpensive, expertly prepared food at all hours in suitably questionable hygienic conditions. After hearing the place reverentially spoken about by more than one trusted expat, we knew we had to find it. Problem is, nobody had any clue where…