The cuisine of Nigeria is an
ancient art that reflects the history and formes of our country; surviving
the, arrivals of the first Europeans (Portuguese) in 1472, the British
invasion of Lagos Island in 1861, subsequent colonization in 1914 through
to the independence in 1960. Although no strong foreign influence, can
be seen in any of the traditional dishes, exotic, food crops and spices
introduced by these settlers.
The Nigerian cuisine is infinitely variable and adaptable. Although
fiery and hot with a devotion to chilli, the chilli content in most
recipes can be, reduced or omitted altogether according to taste.
Recipes are passed from mothers to daughters and are rarely written
down hence making each dish a new experience, since every cook has his
or her own taste. Please feel free to adapt and experiment to make these
recipes part of your per manent collection