Nigerian food recipes are too many to enumerate!
NIGERIAN FOOD RECIPES ARE NOT ONLY WORLD RENOWNED BUT TOO MANY TO ENUMERATE!
Some of Nigerian recipes are almost a wonder and the envy of most of our neighbouring countries! Every country of the world generally and sincerely exhibit their culture,customs and traditions through the type or kind of food they eat!
For example,Great Britain is generally remembered whenever you mention "Fish and chips" Fish and chips represents the food culture of this country! France, Germany, Mexico, China, Hon Kong; Canada,and USA to mention a few, have their traditional favourite food culture which is almost like a label on them!
Nigerian food recipes are so much. You only have to pick your choice from hundreds of many food recipes. Nigerian food recipes is like a maze! You wouldn't know where you started from and may not know where you end up!
We Nigerians are lucky our foods and their respective recipes were handed over to us from our great, great forefathers! The lucky thing about our food are the fact that despite the white man's continued arrival and occupation of our country, our food culture were never influenced or corrupted by white men or European food culture!
The only part they seemed to have influenced our food culture is very tiny and that is with Breakfast! They corrupted us to drink tea or coffee and eat bread, boiled or fried eggs in the morning as breakfast.
Our people especially those in the villages enjoy eating 'Akpu' in the morning for what they call "Belefoos!" They believe that eating akpu in the morning before going to the farm sustain and give them tremendous power and energy to carry out their respective hard farm work without feeling hungry!
They might be right! There is sense in this! Imagine you going to do hard farm work after eating bread and drinking tea? It will be suicidal! Yes, for hard farm work Akpu is good for me!
NIGERIAN FOOD RECIPES:
OUR FOOD RECIPES ARE INFLUENCED BY OUR TRIBES, CULTURE AND ETHNIC DIVISIONS. THERE ARE THREE OR FOUR NOTABLE TRIBAL DIVISIONS IN NIGERIA STARTING FROM THE IGBOS, THE YORUBAS, HAUSA, AND EFIK/IBIBIOS!
Each of these tribal divisions have their tribal food culture! For example in the Hausa land or tribe food recipe like Tuwo shinkafa which is a thick rice pudding is usually eaten with "Miyan kuka soup. This is very delicious and nutritious soup cooked with goat meat,stew, also Miyan Taushe, a stew made and cooked with with spinach,meat,smoked or fresh fishes and mutton. Tuwo shinkafa is really ground rice food recipe. The Hausas too enjoy food recipes like Tuwo Masara which is a corn flour dish also eaten by most of the Hausa people.
The Ibos or Igbos are equally noted for their own traditional and cultural food recipes like yams, pounded yams, 'Ofe Nsala, Egusi soup, ora and okazi soups delicacies.The Igbos have several festivals and these festivals influence their food culture recipes.
The Yorubas food recipes are also influenced by their cultural and traditional beliefs and eating habits. The food recipe that excites me is 'Amala' made from sun dried pieces of yam reduced to powder form and steam cooked to give a very soothing smooth swallow able fufu! It always matches with the soup called 'Ewedu'or egusi soups!
The Efik/Ibibios too have their mouth-watering finger-licking food recipes and soup recipes like the famous Edika-ekong soup the mother of all Nigerian soups!
Generally, most of Nigerian food recipes are universally recognized and eaten nearly all parts of Nigeria and such food recipes are made up of main foods,snacks etc. These food recipes include-rice,jollof rice,yam,plantain,moi moi,cocoyam,soups and pepper soups,salad and various other food recipes!
Traditional Nigerian foods