I've fallen in love with Chef Lola. There, I said it.
Chef Lola is a Nigerian woman with a cooking blog. In pulling the culinary thread of cuisine from Dixie to West Africa, I came across her site. I blogged in the past about her excellent Easy Chicken Peanut Soup. In the last week, I've made her Poulet au Yassa and Ewa Riro. Check them out.
|Pulet au Yassa is the Southern dish, Chicken Country Captain, but without the currants.|
|Ewa Riro is Dixie's Hoppin John with a couple of vegetable subtitutions.|
Chef Lola's cooking blog is a bit small, so I'm closing in on the last of her recipes I want to try. I think I'll do three more, at most. In any case, I've discovered that West African cooking is certainly worth further exploration. I'm glad of that as I'd begun to despair before finding Chef Lola. I had bough a pair of West African cookbooks and their stuff was universally dreadful.
Meanwhile, the smoker is out back, our neighbors would gladly attend a block party and Food 4 Less has massive pork shoulders on sale for $0.77 per pound.
The proof is left to the reader.