Africa in my kitchen

Africa in my kitchen

Welcome! Come along with Ijeoma (the cook) and Yemi (the test subject) as we cook and eat our way across the African continent, using ingredients you might find in your local store. Join us for laughs, the hits, and the misses while we also talk about our own experiences and relationships with African food. If you replicate or taste these dishes or have cooking tips about them, please tag us on social media. Lastly, if you learnt something new, consider giving us a high rating or review.**Africa in my kitchen is a Tunuka Media production. For photos and links to the recipe follow Tunuka Media on social media ( and visit the blog. Also, follow Ijeoma (@234pantry) and Yemi (@MyPixelJourney) on Instagram** .


December 29, 2021 44 min

The holiday season often means lots of food, which we happily endorse. Now if you’re looking for something healthier to add to your lineup of dishes, something tasty, and something a little different, we’ve got you. This episode is our season finale, our fourth Special and features salads from different parts of the continent. 

From Tunisia in North Africa, we have Omek Houria, a lovely spicy carrot salad that pairs well with tuna, ...

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Delve into this sweet, spongy dessert with us as we tell you a little about Namibia in south-west Africa.

#NamibianFood #Namibia

Introductory music: Kumangoma  - Promise   (

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December 1, 2021 20 min

This south-eastern African country boasts beautiful coastlines and is well known for its peri-peri pepper, giant prawns, and grilled chicken. That titbit was enough to inspire us to grab some shrimp, some chicken, and slather them with a home-made, peri-peri sauce made from peppers, herbs, spices, and vinegar.

#MozambicanFood #Mozambique

Introductory music: Taxi - Cr Boy Ft.  Trap Boys   (

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November 10, 2021 15 min

Morocco in North Africa is a tourist’s delight for many reasons, one of which is food. On that note, we bring you Zaalouk, a popular Moroccan warm salad made with eggplant and tomatoes.

#Morocco #AfricaInMyKitchen #Zaalouk

Introductory music: Fnaïre - Ngoul Mali   (

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The island country of Mauritius is a delightful melange of ethnicities, races and cultures that have bubbled their way into the cuisine. With all that deliciousness, we couldn’t bring ourselves to make just one dish. We explore a spicy tomato-based sauce and a lima beans dish, all accompanied by a flaky flatbread.

#MauritianFood #Mauritius

Introductory music: Elijah & Linzy Bacbotte - Mootia  (

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October 13, 2021 18 min

This elaborate couscous dish is definitely one to be shared and enjoyed. Gather round and we’ll tell you all about Ngomou from Mauritania.

#Mauritania #AfricanFood

Introductory music: Taha Suliman, Mouna Dendenni & Sal  - Bilad Wa Buhur  (

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September 29, 2021 21 min

Mali was once part of a great African empire with important educational centres and home to one of the wealthiest men in history. From Mali, we bring you Fakoye, a rich, dark and earthy lamb sauce with a distinct taste you won’t forget in a hurry.

#Fakoye #Mali

Introductory music: Salif Keita - Africa  (

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August 18, 2021 75 min

You may or may not have heard of Jollof rice, but if you haven’t, it’s time you did. We welcome you to the bold, bright and spicy world of Jollof. From Mauritania down to Cameroon, we’ll tell you what it is, how it came about it, and why West Africa is crazy about Jollof.

#jollofrice #jollof

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August 11, 2021 13 min

On this episode, our stop is in Malawi in south-east Africa. Here, we try Masamba Otendera. Masamba Otendera is an easy-to-make vegetable and peanut sauce that is high in protein and other nutrients.

#Malawi #MalawianFood

Introductory music: Nakupenda - Kell Kay ft Tay Grin (

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We’ve picked up a couple of Malagasy words from the island country of Madagascar and we are very proud to break down this mouthful for you. Voanjobory refers to Bambara nuts or Bambara beans; Henakisoa is pork. Ranovola is a drink made from rice. We’ll tell you how they all come together 😊

#Madagascar #MalagasyFood #Ranavola #Voanjoborysyhenakisoa

Introductory music: Hanaraka Anao - Melky ft Princio (

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July 14, 2021 23 min

Spicy minced meat meets potatoes in this delightful dish from Libya in North Africa. It can also serve as a good appetizer at a gathering. Try M’battan and thank us later.

#Libya #LibyanFood

Introductory music: Nisyan by Ahmed Fakroun (

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June 30, 2021 19 min

Mention “Liberian Cabbage” and many people may think you’re referring to a specific kind of cabbage grown in Liberia. Mention “Liberian Cabbage” to someone from Liberia, and odds are they’ll tell you something different. In Liberia, we try Cabbage. It is made with the well-known vegetable, but it is so much more fun to eat than ordinary cabbage 😊

#liberia #liberianfood

Introductory music: No Money No Voice by Faith Vonic ft B...

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June 16, 2021 17 min

In the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho, we try a rich oxtail stew that is slow-cooked. Now, if you happen to have a multi-function pot, you could fast-cook your way to this pot of deliciousness.

Introductory music:  Ke Hana Ke Holile by Khosi Mosotho Chakela ( )

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June 2, 2021 21 min
We head east to Kenya for some Beef Pilau. This rice and potato dish owes its distinct taste to a warm, earthy masala mix.

#Kenya #kenyanfood

Introductory music:  Suzanna by Sauti Sol ( )

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May 19, 2021 19 min

In West Africa lies Guinea-Bissau with its mix of Portuguese and indigenous culinary influences. This country puts a unique burst of flavour on a grilled chicken dish called Cafriela de Frango.

#Guineabissau #Guineabissaufood

Introductory music:  Buruntuma by Salia Featuring Kimi Djabaté ( )

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May 5, 2021 17 min

In Guinea, we try Mango Rafalari, a sweet yet slightly savoury mango sauce. Pair it with some rice, and you’re good to go!

#Gambia #Gambianfood

Introductory music:  La Patronne by Djelykaba Bintou   ( )

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April 21, 2021 22 min

In Ghana, off the west African coast, we take Garri (processed cassava grains) and toss it with a delightful mix of sauce and vegetables to make Gari Fortor.

Introductory music: Sarkodie - Happy Day ft. Kuami Eugene ( )

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April 7, 2021 19 min

Gambia serves up a hearty seafood and cassava soup called Ebbeh. Whether it’s because it is a chilly day or just another Wednesday, this tasty, slightly tangy soup will leave you licking your spoon and wanting more.

#Gambia #Gambianfood

Introductory music: Sembo by O Boy and Gambian Child  ( )

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March 24, 2021 19 min

Join us in the Central African country of Gabon where we try Odika, a sauce made from a high-fat seed often called African Mango, wild mango, chocolat indigène, Ogbono, or - in this case - Odika.

#Gabon #Gabonesefood

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March 10, 2021 51 min

From the hills of the east to the shores of west Africa, many will agree that plantain is “bae”. In our season 2 premiere, we tell you why, as we try out different plantain dishes you can make with unripe, ripe, and overripe plantain.

#plantain #Africanplantain

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