My name is Nma. Though I am a self taught Chef, all I know was taught to me by my mother who is a trained Chef. I am quirky, and what you would call a nerd. Growing up, I disliked ‘going into the kitchen’ because I was epically ‘lazy’. At a point all I could cook was ‘joll of supergetti’ (spaghetti) for my brothers; and one time, I think I added pancake syrup as seasoning.
While my father was alive (may GOD rest his soul), he used to have me make him fresh, oil-less okra soup and boy did I hate it! After my stint with depression, I started falling in love with the art of cooking. The necessity to cook for others, and myself, pushed me to look for ways to rustle up simple but delicious meals. I became more interested in cooking and started developing recipes. I now see cooking as an art, and I consider it my own contribution to the arts in general.
Cooking has inspired my project – “Dine Africa”, which is set to show Africa’s culinary culture and exotic cuisines alongside its wide variety of ethnic nationalities, cultures and enormous land mass. Please join me as I celebrate the arts through African (Nigerian) cooking; and through my mother’s recipes (some of which I tweaked to fit my choices). I shall also share some easy kitchen tips for the ‘lazy’ cooks like me. Join me as we celebrate food, love and life. Dine Africa with me. Blessings.