Kwame Annom Amfo-Akonnor pitched his local food start up business to an expert panel at Enterprise Africa 2017* for corporate mentorship support which included PR, branding support, social media and digital marketing. He impressed the panel and won top prize. This package was put together by Essence 13 working with Pop Up Africa. So what are the hopes, dreams and challengers of Kwame's startup. Let's find out here is a question and answer session by this enterprising business man.
A lot of hard work, research and thought has gone into producing this cook book. Initially the sumptuous gold colours, design style and layout stand out from other books which make me really like it. It looks and feels like a quality hardback. The Ghanaian Kente *cloth style is used throughout and in the content section divides. Know this Kente has meaning in Africa and the author Zoe Adjonyoh makes us aware of this. She is saying I choose colour and textiles for a reason.
#WorldJollofRiceDay is on August 22. Read My favourite Jollof tales by inspirational cook and author Patti Gyapomaa Sloley.
The 'Queen' Of Rice Dishes - Jollof Rice
Jollof is West Africa's culinary gift to the world with a flavour all its own. It represents what paella is to Spain, Risotto is to Italy and Biriyani is to India. Packed with flavour it serves as an elegant centrepiece and a real feast for the eyes at birthday parties, christenings, weddings... at all celebrations!
From Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is here and make its mark bigger every year. The foodie revolution continues with inspirational cook and author Patti Gyapomaa Sloley.
This is good news for those of us who are tired of African food remaining in the dark, lagging behind Indian and Chinese food. Here we speak to Patti about her entrepreneurial ventures.
African Food Story
How did it start?
Thinking of writing a book? Well if you can cook African, Caribbean or Southern food here are three reasons why you should start to write down, document and collect your recipes.
Ask a British person for their favourite place to have a meal out, and they are just as likely to name a Chinese or an Indian restaurant as a fish and chip shop. But nowadays food from other parts of the world is becoming very fashionable in the United Kingdom - including cuisine from Africa. West Africa Cooks have discovered that there are plenty of tasty and authentic African foods in London as supper club restaurateurs are helping to develop a positive image of Africa in the minds of the city's diners.
Thinking of starting your own business? Well if you can cook African, Caribbean or Southern and Soul food here are three reasons why you should start a supper club.
African food events, feasts, festivals, carnivals and celebrations; popups supper clubs and lunch clubs; Nigerian, Ghanaian, Senegalese, Sierra Leone/Liberian and Eritrean. I have attended many events in the year 2015. I attended five African pop-ups in November month so I am getting an idea of what is what. The question is what did I learn during my event visits? Well here is my feedback.
So you are an adventurous eater, a foodie now wondering whether you will like other African foods away from the family heritage of say your parents of Nigeria or you have never tried African cooking but you have sampled Indian. Well from Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is in London and it’s about to make its mark even bigger and better in November with a number of supper club events. Now this is the best time to try a new cuisine.
These guys ran out of food at Africa on the square during Black History Month - Saturday 10th October 2015 so they are seriously popular. They claim to be a mother and son duo, where mum cooks and son does everything else Here West Africa cooks talks to the founders of Jollof Box.