Noo Saro-Wiwa is "a pioneer in contemporary travel writing" says The Guardian. Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria follows Noo as she voyages from the bustle of Lagos to the beauty of the eastern mountains. Nominated for several writing awards, it's a beautiful exploration of Nigeria and after reading it we knew we had to sat down with the brilliant mind behind it.
On October 1st 1960 Nigeria became an independent country. 57 years later, we're on a mission to share all that we know and love about the country with the rest of the UK. Whilst we’ll eat our fair share of jollof (and then our friend’s share too), we’re about more than just food and so we wanted to share with you some of our favourite facts about Nigeria.
At Africa at Spitalfields 2017 we unveiled our new street food menu, Eko Burritos (burritos Naija style). The carefully chosen names of our new offering was an opportunity to continue our homage to Nigeria. Away from the busyness of the market stall, we’ve decided to share with you the meaning behind our Eko Burritos.
So just what is Nigerian food? In the first instalment of our Nigerian food primer we provide an introduction to some of the most popular foods used in Nigerian cuisine.