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Cooking on the BBC

Listen to my interview, sharing African delights live on the BBC

Mark Carter of BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey feasting on Jollof Quinoa, Cod with Grains of Paradise & Suya Spice Roasted Broccoli

I was invited as a guest on the Fell Good Friday show on BBC Sussex & Surrey. I cooked and fed the presenter who made me feel most welcome, making it one of the most fun interviews I have had. He said this was the first time they had someone representing African food as it is still regarded as ‘new’. African food is far from being new, it is not widely understood and appreciated, and I hope to feed as many people to seduce them with its rich history and wonder. From influencing food and culture in the Carribean, Brazil and as far as United States of America, African food is at the helm of a lot of modern civilization. 

It feels strange listening to this now, as I cringe when I have to listen to or watch myself, quelles hereur!  It was such fun and as always, heartwarming to feed someone who was meeting me for the first time. My husband listened to it live in his office and my mother couldn’t figure out the app and has been itching to listen. When I was on television in Nigeria, she would wake up at 5am, go jogging and be back in time to catch me on the breakfast show at 6am. She tries to buy every newspaper with my recipes and tells everyone who cares to listen about her child who loves to cook. 

I hope I continue to make her proud, I hope to share more about African food with you all, and I hope you enjoy my little chat! 
Lerato x

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