So I did my second public food demo at Macy’s. It was an exceptional experience. Presented by Ankara Miami and hosted by Macy’s DADELAND. They went all out. The set up the menu cards, the gift bags, and I used Anolon pots and pans. Guests started showing up 30 minutes before we were even scheduled to begin. I was like ok, new love-foodies are ready for some African fusion meals. I walked in to see a sign welcoming the guests (yes my husband photo-bomed the shot lol). Then I went in to set up. We made a 3 course meal in celebration of father’s day
Dish 1- Starter- Cabbage Salad
Dish 2: Salmon, sauteed peppers with couscous
Dish #3 is sorbet with some fresh made plantain chips with tropical fruit medley
So we had a foodie call. I would say “who are you?” and the audience would reply ” I’m a love-foodie woowhooo!” hahah it was so fun. Looking forward to many more demonstrations. I got to talk about the power of food to bring us all together. See the video here: Love of food video
I got to sign many books, chat with new love-foodies and many of them asked questions about African food, growing up in Nigeria, spices etc. I enjoyed sharing love with food. I look forward to sharing more. See more images here.
Hey love foodies so the food demonstration with Ankara Miami was awesome. We made akara and moi moi. (All with beans for my non African friends) And it all took less than 50 minutes to make. Yuppp. (considering typically the beans cleaning usually takes hours) From cleaning the beans to eating it. Ankara Miami this was a lovely event. And the cookies went pretty fast lol. And @essieizspicy it was awesome seeing your goodies in the baggies. We need to catch up soon.
See images here:
Hey Love-Foodies. Soooo, I already know what book #2 is going to be. READY?????.
Soups, Salads and Drinks lol. For now, Homemade Lemonade.
○ 4 lemons
○ 1/3 cup of sugar
○ 2-3 cups of water
Shake in a mixer and serve. Feel free to add some spike ouuu say a a shot of vodka 😉 mmmm Yummm!
You can head on over to www.afropolitanchef.com/shop to order your very own copy
Allow the love of food to bring us together.
Indiegogo Campaign video for the Afropolitan Chef Cookbook launching November 2014
IT IS LIVE. Now I can go to bed lolol NOT. This moment means so much to me. What started as a fun way of food sharing on facebook 4 years ago has helped me realize a calling. To share my perspective on food, life and living. I saw this emphatically and with humility. You are the only one that can come in the way of what you are here for. GO FOR IT. What other people think of you as Deepak Chopra says, is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. JUST DO IT. Much Love. See you on twitter at 4PM so we can chat. YES, IT IS LIVE, YES! follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/afropolitanchef tell your friends about it. #acfoodchat at 4 PM EST #letsdothis.
So I woke up one day and had a total Eureka moment. Since then, I have been working tirelessly to get this concept kicked off. Today, I opened my facebook page to let the world know about Afropolitan Chef. After 2 years of only 2 people knowing about the project, It’s time to let it be known. www.facebook.com/afropolitanchef. Been working on it for a while (yah I know sometime silence is golden). Under the radar. Seriously trying to come correct. 🙂 Consider this a soft whisper. Hoping to go live soon. phew! Thanks for the support everyone. It means a ton. So I played with fonts, color and everything under the sun for over 8 months. And thanks to my fantastic friend Jad who has a background in advertising/branding. Between his vision and mine, I got my perfect logo. He suggested I write the word Chef with my own handwriting, so I could feel more connected to it. It worked. After writing the word Chef over 100 times. I got it down. I can write it with my eyes closed lol. I have a love affair with Kiwi. My mother exposed me to it and I have been in love with Kiwi ever since. So, I had to add my one slice to the logo. The colors oh! the colors. Orange and Green. Once I began the design process, I completely felt divine order with it. It represented my vision, Africa and an engaging connection to food.
It’s Afropolitan Chef Official Introduction. My life on a plate. a Hybrid of African and Western Meals.
official entry: May 17, 2011
Eat with your HEART ™