Double Fried Cassava Chips

The cassava, like yam, is staple in the Liberian and Sierra Leonean diet, as is rice.   It’s never really been a part of my diet, having only ever had it in the form of cassava fufu, which I’m not too keen on.  Though during spring this year I rediscovered it and became a little […]

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Cham Cham @ Benk + BO, 28th September 2018

28th September @ Benk + BO Menu Cassava ‘Blinis’ with Pork Loin & CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper Sauce *** Cassava Leaf Plasas with Dry Fish *** Lamb Ribs with Lemony CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper Sauce *** King Prawns and Egusi with Dumboy *** Hibiscus, Lemon and Ginger Cake (V) £40.00 per head (excl. Eventbrite admin. […]

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Corn on the Cob

I think corn on cob could be my second favourite vegetable (in case you’ve forgotten, okra is number one for me). Crunchy, juicy and so much sweeter tasting when on the cob and well worth that extra floss to dislodge the kernels from your teeth afterwards. Ha ha ha!

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Seafood Okra Stew

Aww okra, my one true vegetable love!  I’ve mentioned many a time that okra is my favourite vegetable.  I know many people go on about it being slimey (which only happens when cooked slowly) but that is exactly why I love it!

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Charred Jacato, Aubergine and Feta Salad

Jacato (known to others as garden egg or African eggplant) are part of the aubergine family, though much smaller, yellowly green in colour and a little more bitter than your purple aubergine.  You’ll be familiar with jacato if you’ve tried my recipe for jacato babaganoush or you’ve been to one of my supper clubs (returning early […]

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Lamb Ribs

When there’s mention of ribs, I usually think pork and beef ribs and would normally only eat lamb ribs at a restaurant, and never buy them myself.  Though on a recent visit to the butchers the lamb ribs diverted my eyes away from the usual go-to, and I’m happy they did.

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Photo taken by Kenzie Greene Photography and Design

Plantains wrapped in Smoked Bacon

Plantains are the banana’s favourite sibling.  Actually, scrap that.  They are the banana’s mother, and a mother that rocks!!!! Unlike the banana, plantains HAVE to be cooked before eaten (please don’t try to eat them raw) because of its high starch content but like a banana, you peel them before cooking them. You can get […]

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CHAM CHAM Burger

This is such a quick, easy and tasty burger with that added kick of spice from the CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper Sauce, that you can either fry in a pan or whack on the barbecue – you’ll be making them all summer, I hope! Using a cast iron plate on the cooker works just as […]

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Gari & Thyme Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I LOVE fried chicken – who doesn’t??? The salty, crispy skin coating that succulent, moist chicken.  HEAVEN! It may not be the right time of year to be making fried chicken but with the few and sporadic spring like days making an appearance here in the UK, we may as well just carry on hibernating and […]

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What does CHAM CHAM mean?

If you haven’t been to CHAM CHAM Supper Club (shame on you –  here’s the page for you to bookmark IMMEDIATELY and pssst, there’s still space for you to book yourself in for this Friday’s supper club) you may not know what cham cham means.

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Corn & Okra Fritters

Yay!  The spring sunshine is finally here (being a typical Brit, you know we always have to start a conversation by talking about the weather) and I’m hoping it stays so dishes like this can be enjoyed al fresco! I’ve told you of my love of okra before but second to that is corn on […]

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Jollof Rice

I’m sure many of you have come across the hashtag #jollofwars since there is, still to this day, such a serious debate going on since way back when.  Many west African countries, tribes, mothers, aunties, nephews, grandfathers (you get the picture) claim to be the masters of this fine creation.   In the present day, March […]

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Cham Cham @ Well Street Kitchen, 15th June 2018

Bringing you more deliciousness on those summer nights in June! Menu 15th June 2018 Ma Etta’s Homemade Ginger Beer (V) Lift this aperitif by purchasing some vodka, gin or rum from the bar *** Bavette of ‘Ros’ Beef with Papaya & Lime (contains nuts) *** Aunty Annmarie’s Sweet Akara with CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper Sauce (contains sesame […]

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Cham Cham @ Well Street Kitchen, 18th May 2018

Bringing you a brighter menu to bring on those brighter summer nights in May! Menu 18th  May 2018 Ma Etta’s Homemade Ginger Beer (V) Lift this aperitif by purchasing some vodka, gin or rum from the bar *** Fried Snapper Fish with Spicy Mango & Gari Salad *** Cassava Chips with CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper […]

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