July 27, 2017

Review Category : CUISINE

Snake for dinner? See inside Nigeria’s biggest snake market (VIDEO)

Snakes are scary, slithery and often poisonous creatures, but in one Nigeria market, they are food. Nigeria’s biggest snake market is located in Badagry, on the outskirts of Lagos and BattaBox correspondent Odunayo takes into the bustling market where coils of dried snakes are stacked, priced and ready to go. One snake seller, Bati, says the snakes are from the Benin Republic and she has been selling it to Nigerians who come from as far as Ondo and Oyo to Badagry market, near the Benin border, to purchase the unusual treat. “People really love snake! They come from far and ...

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Meet the food artist who is making landmarks out of bread

When life gives you bread, make… landmarks? A food artist in London is doing just that, recreating London’s most iconic structures using world famous breakfast food, bread. Lennie Payne isn’t too choosy about his carbs. He uses muffins, crumpets and sandwich thins in his creations, whipping up popular buildings like the Big Ben, The Shard, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and more in 3D. Metro UK reports that the food art was commissioned by food company Warburtons, who was celebrating becoming the ‘best’ baker in the capital. “To celebrate its announcement as London’s no.1 bakery brand, Warburtons raise a toast ...

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Mother has her son arrested for stealing her pastries

A mother in North Carolina called the police to arrest her 13-year-old son for allegedly stealing her pastries. WCCB Charlotte reports that the boy, whose name is not released, is facing misdemeanor larceny charges after his mother, Latasha Renee Love, 37, accused him of taking her pop tarts (the pastries) without her permission. It isn’t the first time Love has had disciplinary issues with her teenaged son, but it is the first time she’s had him placed under arrest, much to the shock of her neighbours. One neighbour, Fred Patrick, found the news laughable, describing the perp as “nice” and ...

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RECIPE: How to make plantain “moin moin” or plantain pudding

1Q’s Food Platter shared this delicious recipe of how to make plantain moin moin and we are re-sharing. Boiled, fried or roasted, Nigerians love their plantain, but ever considered steam-baking it? That’s what plantain moin moin or baked plantain pudding is in essence. The food blog shared this recipe on how to do just that, with a bit of spice. Check it out below: Ingredients: 1 ripe plantain 1 cooking spoon ground Tomato/ Pepper mix 1 cooking spoon ground Onion 2 pieces tomatoes( sliced) 1 scotch bonnet Pepper( sliced) 1cooking spoon Palm Oil 10 pieces dried Shrimp ( dressed) 1cube ...

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Cakes by Tosan unveils “Tallest Cake in Africa”

Nigeria’s very own cake boss Tosan Jemide of “Cakes by Tosan” on Thursday unveiled his latest work of art, the “Tallest Cake in Africa”. The delicious, we assume, sugary treat stands at 28 feet tall and was put on display at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island in Lagos. One would have to stand at the fourth level of the Galleria to get a glimpse of the top of the 10-tiered cake. It is proudly Nigerian, with the nation’s colours making a splash on the cake. Figures of men and women in traditional Nigerian outfits were also carved onto the ...

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VIDEO: Make your own suya spice or Yaji!

Here it is folks! The closely guarded ingredients behind one of Nigeria’s most famous spices, the Suya spice. This is a recipe the chef behind YouTube channel, All Nigerian Recipes, got from an actual Mai Suya, the geniuses in the northern part of Nigeria famous for heated spice. So what goes into making suya spice? For 190g of Suya Spice, you will need: 5 tablespoons crushed kuli kuli 110g (1 measures 25g) 5 tablespoons ginger powder (75g) 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper flakes (6g) 1 small stock cube (4g) 10 strands of African negro pepper (known as Uda in Igbo language) ...

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Foodie Alert! Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world at this Lagos restaurant!

Attention all foodies! The Lagoon Restaurant at the Eko Hotel and Suites is set to take your taste buds on a little adventure with intercontinental cuisines lined up for the month of April. Each Friday evening in April, the restaurant will feature a different cuisine and the food tour starts in the Middle East. On the Middle Eastern menu are Mezzas, Okra stew, stuffed wine leaves, Hummus, Kochari and more traditional delights from that part of the world, topped off with Arabic tea or coffee. The themed food nights will include stops in Africa, Italy and Asia in the coming ...

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Study shows women who eat strawberries and bluberries reduce risk of heart attack

A new study suggests that women who load up on strawberries and blueberries all year round reduce their risk of heart attack. According to the Daily Mail, experts believe the high content of flavonoids in berry fruits combat blocked arteries. Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds in plants, tea and red wine that protect against diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and dementia, the Mail reported. The study involved 93,600 participants, all women between 25 and 42. Their health was monitored over 18 years and during the study, 405 heart attacks were recorded. Women who ate strawberries and blueberries at least ...

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Art student creates 10ft cupcake towers for project (photos)

We know cupcakes are a delicious treat, but work of art? For 24-year-old Leah Foster, the pastries are just that. The art student at the School of Visual Arts in New York baked tens of thousands of cupcakes for a colourful installation in her home state of Dallas, Texas. The cupcakes, Foster’s “guilty pleasure”, were made for two projects. She baked the cakes on an industrial scale, making 10,000 cupcakes for a show at ConArtist NYC in Manhattan, New York, and 3,000 for a project at GuerillaArts in Dallas, Texas. One of the student’s projects was aimed at young girls ...

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Tunisian man dies after eating 28 raw eggs on a bet

TUNIS — A young Tunisian died after winning a bet to eat 28 raw eggs in one sitting, Shems FM radio reported on Wednesday. Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, from the central town of Kairouan, swallowed the eggs after his friends challenged him to do so for an undisclosed sum of money. The young man then experienced stomach pains and was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. ...

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