Hi, I'm Meeben, and welcome to Foodieafricana, my corner of the internet. I'm glad you found your way here.
So I started this blog as a means to share my cultural heritage using food because I think that you can really learn a lot about a place from the food. I derive a lot of pleasure from cooking for people. Hearing comments like "this meal taste so good," or "how did you make this, it's so delicious", really gladdens my heart. It's a two-way thing really because people that eat my food leave happy and I want to share that with the rest of the world. Plus you will also get to know a lot about where I come from.
I come from a little village in the Southern part of Nigeria, called Uruan in Akwa Ibom State. We're typically known for our rich delicacies. I remember growing up, my grandma will make meals like ótó mbóró, asa iwa, asa abakpa, and a lot of other traditional dishes for us. They were really a delight and fun too because she always carried us along in her cooking process. I guess that's where my love for cooking started.
What to expect
A lot of people who know Nigerian food or African food may have only heard of the popular ones, and I fear the least popular ones are going extinct. The younger generations no longer talk about them and probably don't even know the recipes anymore.
So Foodieafricana will be that space where I will document all of our traditional recipes, tips & technique as a way to keep the culture alive. Prepare to read about from Akwa Ibom, Calabar, Enugu, Kaduna, literally, every part of Nigeria and of course Africa.
I just want to say I'm really grateful for stopping by and I hope you find this space enjoyable. I'd love to hear what you learned from here or any recipe that you have tried so far. And of course, feel free to contact me if there is anything you would like me to discuss here.