After moving to Sussex, I have completely fallen in love with seaside living on the south coast. The wonderful sea breeze and the slow pace of life I find are most inspiring for writing and dreaming up wonderful food that I want to eat and share with everyone.
I started hosting supper clubs in London with African Afternoon Tea, inspired by my experiences, family and environment. I create a marriage of cuisines, full of indulgence; a celebration of African provenance, featuring Ghanaian cocoa, Ugandan organic vanilla beans, West African nut butters, wonderful spices such as grains of paradise and selim, hibiscus flowers, with exquisite teas from Malawi, Kenya and South Africa alongside seasonal, local and well sourced ingredients. Late last year I started hosting supper clubs in Brighton in an intimate location on the seafront sharing a feast of contemporary African recipes from my column in The Guardian Nigeria.
To my knowledge this is the first and only African supper club in Brighton, and Sussex folk who come together to celebrate the wonders of Africa leave with a greater understanding of the diversity in African food. I have been featured in Good Things Magazine as ‘Finest Afternoon Teas To Try’, the London Evening Standard and on the BBC, slowly but surely sharing all the wonderful food and traditions that make Africa such a rich continent.
African food is not widely eaten or understood outside Africa or by other cultures, and even Africans have a wealth of food from the diverse regions that they, that we are yet to explore! The world has no strong vision, taste or memory of what African food is or should be and I am cooking and writing to shape that. It brings me real joy to be able to bring people together in such divisive times; wonderful people who share a passion for food.
We will feast on a monthly changing menu with a wide selection of fruit and vegetable dishes. Vegans, vegetarians, and gluten free diets are well catered for as seen in my seasonal menu below.
Brighton is a wonderful seaside town with an eclectic food scene and I am happy and fortunate to be a part of it. Join me at my Brighton supper club and do check my supper club and events page for events in London. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you all and creating new traditions through our shared love for great food.
Venue and further details of each event will be shared with guests. Do contact me to discuss your dietary requirements, or to enquire about private dining, cookery classes, and demonstrations by emailing me on: firstname.lastname@example.org