Yam & Egg by Belema Iyo

Growing up in Nigeria meant Saturday mornings were made for chores, cartoons and straightforward dishes. I usually find that I find major comfort in one of these dishes: Yam & Egg. This meal means a lot to me & always satisfies my taste buds. I occasionally add some fried ripe plantains to the mix once…

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Lola’s Filipino Pancit Bihon by Maria Sofia Fusco and Elvira Lacdao Pamintuan

When I’m three thousand miles away from home, nothing grounds me like the smell of my Lola’s cooking. Missing her warmth and presence, my aunt (her daughter) and I requested that she send us a recipe she’s made us throughout both of our lives:  Pancit Bihon, a staple Filipino noodle dish. Recipes from your Lola…

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Editor’s Note

by Stephanie Eyocko The seeds for the food section were sown over a phone call I had with my mother, Sabine Eyocko, in March.  I had an appetite for Ndole, an aromatic Cameroonian stew made of bitter leaves (Vernonia amygdalina) and a rich paste of groundnut, onions, garlic. As it cooks, crayfish is added and…

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