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Wings Were Just the Beginning: How Buffalo Seasoning Took Over the World

Buffalo, New York – the Queen City – might conjure up images of frosty winters and stunning Niagara Falls, but for many, it sparks a different kind of heat: the spicy buffalo wings. But have you ever stopped to wonder, where does that iconic buffalo seasoning come from? So, here's all you need to know about buffalo wings and the popular seasoning. The year is 1964. The Anchor Bar in Buffalo is bustling, and Teressa Bellissimo, looking for a late-night snack for her son and his friends, throws together a batch of leftover wings, dunks them in hot sauce mixed with melted butter, and – bam! – a legend is born. Little did Teressa know, her culinary ingenuity would spur...

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Fun and Delicious African Lunch Ideas for Kids

The new school year is upon us! Backpacks are prepped, notebooks are pristine, and excitement fills the air. But amidst the new schedules and early mornings, one question looms: what to pack in the lunchbox? Remember those days of sad, soggy sandwiches and wilted fruit? We've all been there. This year, ditch the lunchbox blues and opt for a world of flavors with a back-to-school African food fiesta! Imagine the look on your child's face when they open their lunchbox to find: Akarapancake Stacks:These fluffy Nigerian pancakes, made with beans, are packed with protein and taste incredible drizzled with honey or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. They're the perfect sweet and satisfying way to start the day. Drop Donut Delights: These...

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Whip Up African Dishes with These Veggies

 Ever dreamt of experiencing Africa in your cooking? It all starts with a trip to the market, but luckily, you don't need a plane ticket! Let's embark on a journey through the world of African vegetables, transforming your kitchen into a celebration of flavor. You're walking through the bustling Lagos market feeding your eyes with goods displayed. Then, you're met with the aroma of sizzling grills and spice blends. Moving close to the source of smell, your eyes are drawn to overflowing stalls, but it's the mountains of fresh produce that truly steal the show. Pyramids of vegetables in every color beckon you closer. This is a gateway to a whole new world of culinary experiences. We're talking about the...

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Make Dad Feel Like a King This Father's Day Without Breaking a Sweat!

Dads.They wear many hats. One minute they are fixing a leaky faucet, the next they are patiently explaining fractions with a plate of cookies as teaching aids. They're the shoulder to cry on after a scraped knee, the loudest cheerleader at every school play, and the life of the party at events. Speaking of events, Father's Day is the perfect occasion to show your appreciation through food. Imagine the joy on his face as you present him with a platter that includes: Barbecue Fire up the grill and serve some mouth-watering barbecue. The rich, smoky flavor, enhanced by Flourish Spices, will transport his taste buds straight to the heart of Africa. Pepper Soup Warm his soul with a steaming bowl of pepper soup. This...

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Mama Olowo's Secret: How Crayfish Powder Takes Your African Cooking to the Next Level

My grandma, Mrs Bernice Adeosun (Mama Olowo) was a sorceress in the kitchen. Her stews always simmered with a depth of flavor that tickle my taste buds. The secret? A seafood – crayfish. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Crayfish? Isn't that just a smaller cousin of lobster? Well, yes, but in the world of African cuisine, it's so much more. It increases the aroma of food and elevates a simple dish to a masterpiece. Crayfish is either used whole or grounded into powder for seasoning all sorts of dishes. Here's how to incorporate crayfish into your dishes: Soups and stews: A little goes a long way! Add a handful of whole crayfish or a teaspoon of crayfish powder to your...

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