African Cooking Paperback – 29 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Born and raised in Nigeria. Highly regarded journalist throughout Africa Ola moved to London to pursue her writing and has lived there for several years
Top customer reviews
the presentation is very simplistic, this is not a glossy coffee table cookbook, black and white line drawings dominate but the recipes are clearly set out and crucially when you try them they work.
for anyone already experimenting with middle eastern or north african food this book would be a very good buy.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes African food and wants to experiment with making a wide range of food from that continent.
The recipes are pretty simple and sometimes use exotic ingredients which are hard to come by. The results are nice enough but do seem authentic. A major gripe however is the use of something called mixed spice in this book. What this is is unknown as the book never defines it, so you are left wondering what the hell to do with this seemingly vital ingerdient. It is also used for recipes across many nations and I severely doubt all these different countries use the same 'mixed spice' blend, indicating lazy editing and research.
Overall I much prefer other African cookbooks like Dorinda Hafners book or the best of african cooking.
And what the hell is with the $1500 new book price on here at the time I typed this review!
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