Bringing Africa Home is a cookbook of 52 easy recipes meant to be tried one a week if you are new to African food. Most of the recipes use common everyday ingredients you might already have in your pantry!
As noted in the book, I grew up in a culture where young girls learn to cook from their mums or other older women in the family. Cookbooks were unknown, and many looked down on those who use them.
Cooking was often passed down from one generation to the next.
However, in our ever-changing world, it is no longer the case for children to be taught to cook in many homes. And it is not necessarily the women that are responsible for cooking either. Anyone can cook. And it can be learned at any age when one feels comfortable and ready for it. Thanks to the internet and cookbooks, it is now possible for any who wants to cook to learn.
Additionally, many are not familiar with food from Africa. The book was written to create awareness on the various stews, sauces, and soups available in a continent of over one billion inhabitants of varied and exciting culture. There was not a lot available, and I got various email requests asking questions on African food. So, I decided to start writing a collection of recipes and compile them into a book.
Bringing Africa Home was published in January, 2017, it is an ebook available in the Kindle Store. We are currently working with the paperback format. So, check this space often for updates. In the meantime, you can read the ebook or check out recipes from africanfoods.co.uk
The book has simple meals your family can enjoy together. It is divided into four sections.
Most of the meals are gluten-free. Expect ingredients like yam, plantain Nigerian brown beans, rice, chickpeas, lentils, and many more. Many of these are available in most grocery shops. And for any not found in your grocery shop, try an ethnic shop close. They are mostly spicy but full of flavor. You would love them. Grab a copy now from Amazon here.
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