The Freddy Hirsch Bouillon Flavours

Looking for the easiest, low-cost, convenient ingredients to add strong flavour to your meals?  Bouillion may be your best bet for turning water into” broth”. Thanks to its relatively low cost, ease and speed of use, and intense flavour, bouillon is a popular ingredient in kitchens on virtually every continent. Bouillon, pronounced “Bool-yone” is the […]

Noodle Flavours for Africa

Changing consumer lifestyles, increased urbanization and a growing working class are gradually introducing less traditional contenders to African staples. A few years ago, Nigeria’s most popular dishes were pounded yam, jollof rice, Amala, Tuwo, Ofe Owerri and Efo Riro. Today, ramen-type noodles are deeply embedded in homes as an instant meal with annual servings in […]

Spice Up Your Life!

For thousands of years, many people have been enchanted by the food spice, ginger, for its rich flavour and sharp tang. It dates back to being one of the oldest spices in records and is still very much in demand today. Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) has been long seen as a tonic root, a solution to […]

Smokey Jollof Flavour

Do you often crave mouth-watering, tenderly marinated, and slow-grilled meat or chicken? Do you love the flavour of wood-smoked barbecue with smokey hot party Jollof rice? We bet you do! There is something quite primal about smoking food. The aromatic and pleasant smell of delicious food instantly puts a smile on your face and can […]

Tomato – The Love Apple

Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Is it the Tomato? Every month, 50,000 people query Google, asking if the tomato is a fruit or a vegetable. Fortunately, the Encyclopedia Britannica answers quite definitively: “Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists.” Cooked or raw, as a sauce, a juice, or a paste, the […]

Source Savory Seasoning and Flavors Locally

The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented stresses on food supply chains, with bottlenecks in farm labour, processing, transport and logistics, Many of these disruptions were due to the containment measures applied during the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted the essential flow of food from farms and producers to consumers. During the lockdown, several products disappeared from store […]

African Chilli Pepper

A quarter of the world’s population eats chillies every day, say scientists that have been studying wild chilli peppers. Chilli pepper is loved globally because its core ingredient, Capsaicin  (also found in pepper spray) triggers a rush of stress hormones, relieves pain, makes food safer, and can even help people lose weight. Chilli pepper (also […]

Merry Christmas!

For Africans, food is not only a source of nutrition and energy. It is a way of life. Food is a cultural marker of centuries of tradition, passed down from generation to generation. Like language and spiritual beliefs, African food is a deeply-rooted expression of identity and values. Food is a powerful unifier that is […]

The Indisputable Queen of West African Food

If one African dish would make the global cuisine list first, it would probably be the African Jollof rice. The African Jollof has a reputation not only for its seductive aroma, deep-red color, and spicy flavor, thanks to a diversified array of recipes; it is also the undisputed queen of West African kitchens, with many […]

The Magnificent African BBQ

The English word “barbecue” comes from the Spanish word ‘barbacoa’, believed to be derived from ‘barabicu’, found in the language of the Arawak people of the Caribbean. Barbecue or its shortened variant, BBQ broadly refers to food that is cooked over live fire and smoke. Barbequed meat in Africa is older than most people know. […]