Tag Archives: Cooking

Cooking should be a communal activity in all cultures

The recent visit from my in-laws reminded me afresh about the community spirit fostered by family cooking. My mother-in-law graciously taught me how to make ogbono stew, which you can see in the lovely picture I took here. The yellowish … Continue reading

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Creating a household ‘food policy’

Maybe my childhood was ultra-Draconian, but I took it for granted that people just didn’t go to a fridge anytime they were hungry and help themselves. My mother always carefully budgeted our breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and every scrap of … Continue reading

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Written recipes in an oral culture

Can you imagine a recipe where nothing is quantified? I just saw a recipe like that. It was from Costa Rica and translated from Spanish to English. Here was the list of ingredients: “Beef Meat” “Beef ribs” (not sure why … Continue reading

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