Introducing Zoe Alakija, a london-based cook, whose rich recipes blend modern British flavours with the rich colours and tastes of her Nigerian upbringing.
African food in general, and Nigeran food in particular, is on the rise in the UK and dishes like cheesy kokoro and nutty plantain brownies take European vegan food far beyond the more muted flavours and colours that we are used to.
Zoe's immaculate balance of tastes combined with playful presentation ensures these are recipes to remember for those willing to explore broader, more environmentally responsible horizons.
A vegan cookbook that draws its breath from the explosive colours, contrasts, cultures and flavours of West Africa.
Inspired by Zoe’s British-Nigerian heritage, these eclectic fusion recipes – from jollof arancini to plantain brownies – give a playful, contemporary twist to the joy-infused food of her childhood.
Zoe Alakija is an art director and food stylist based in London. This is her first book.
Afro Vegan: Family recipes from a British-Nigerian kitchen'. Text and photography by Zoe Alakija. Edited by Harry Adès. 176pp, hardback, 170 x 230mm.