For today’s Foodie Friday, I thought I would share a post written by a blogging “friend” (Funny how you can “meet” people through their blogs, isn’t it?), who was “introduced” to me by my best friend, who was trying to help me learn more about Nigerian food.
“The Kitchen Butterfly” is a Nigerian woman who writes a food blog – and her foodie sense isn’t limited to Fridays, either. Her blog is wonderful and filled with all kinds of great information about eating in Nigeria, and one of her posts this week especially caught my attention (actually, a lot of her posts do!): “Made in Nigeria.”
As The Kitchen Butterfly states, the association with Nigerian products is often poor quality, and to be honest, yes, there are things in which that is the case. When we and our friends come back to Nigeria after a trip to the States or the UK or wherever home is, it’s usually with a lot of luggage packed with things that are either difficult to get here, expensive to get here or of such poor quality that it’s worth packing some in your suitcase.
But that’s not always the case. In fact, there are some things we’ve even thought about buying here and bringing with us to the States when we return! There are, of course, “homemade” items that are carefully hand crafted here – wood carvings, furniture to order, quilts, etc. – but in addition, there are also many foods from here (many that I am only now learning about). Check out her post to read more.