Event: The 3 Days Lagos International Food And Drink Festival To hold On October, 2016

Are you looking for an exciting event to attend? The biggest celebration of food, drinks, music and culture in Nigeria is here again! The Lagos International Food and Drinks Festival will hold from October 14-16, 2016 at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island – Lagos.

The Festival will feature a wide array of exciting activities including:
1. Indigenous cuisine and drinks sampling from over 60 Nigerian ethnic groups
2. Competitions – Cooking, Music, Dance, Eating, Drinking
3. Live musical performances renowned Nigerian artists
4. Live Comedy Shows
5. Food Art Exhibition
6. Dance performances by cultural troupes
7. Chef masterclasses
8. Children’s fun activities
9. Wine tasting
10. Seminar on Food and Nutrition
11. SMSE match-making breakout sessions
12. Exhibition and sales bazaar
13. The FoodFest & DrinkFest
14. Co-celebration of the World Food Day
15. Nigeria Food and Drink Industry Award Dinner
Gate: Free

Find out more on www.lagosfoodanddrinksfest.com

Cost: Free – Gate is Free!

Categories:  Singles &Festivals | Nightlife

Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

Jumia Food Ordering Service Want You To Be Food Smart

To all food lovers and workaholics, Jumia food is turning the rest of this month into Super September!  Jumia Food is bringing your food right to your door step.

Just order the food you love from any of your favourite restaurants and have it delivered fast! Simply download the Jumia Food app or visit food.jumia.com.ng and get 30% off some of your favourite restaurants in Lagos and Abuja for the rest of this month!

Note: Offer for new customers only!!
Follow these simple steps to be food smart today:
1. Download the Jumia Food app or log onto food.jumia.com.ng;
2. Choose your location in either Lagos or Abuja;
3. Select one of the following restaurants depending on your location: Lagos – Ghana High, The Place, Shawarma & Co Abuja – Johnny Rockets, Sawadee Oriental, Chicken Capitol
4. Select the meal that catches your eye;
5. Enter the voucher code SUPERFOOD on the checkout page;
6. Sit back, relax, and welcome your food with open arms upon speedy delivery;

Don’t forget to share a picture of your Super September meal and tag us on social media @JumiaFoodNG for a chance to win a free meal voucher!

Photos Of Food Wastage In Delta State Due To Bad Roads

Despite the hard economy in the country it’s sad to see food being wasted due to heavy rains and bad road.

A lady named Adaeze Ogbuenyi is requesting for the government’s immediate intervention in Aballa Uno, Ndokwa East LGA of Delta state, to prevent further food wastage in this difficult economic period. According to her:

“These are farm produce (pictured) wasting in my home town, Aballa Uno in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state. Thousands of people are going hungry in Nigeria but these produce can’t get to them due to bad road. This town is a major producer of cassava, yams and plantain. Fish etc..
I want to use this medium to appeal to the NDDC, Delta state government and the Federal government to come to the rescue. The contract for this road has been awarded to Interbau company years back but nothing has been done.”

Photo below…

Food waste

 

How To Make Homemade Tomatoes Ketchup

If you’re growing Tomatoes in your garden and you have plucked too much of it, Homemade ketchup is a great way to use excess tomatoes from your garden. Although, there are many variations of Ketchup in the market but the homemade tomato variation can be healthy rather than buying. Truly, we have all eaten tomatoes Ketchup like Heinz and Maggi  so some might really find it difficult to get used to homemade Ketchup, but giving it a try is worth it.

HOW TO MAKE TOMATOES KETCHUP AT HOME

INGREDIENTS

  • Tomato Juice
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Chopped Onions
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Ground Cloves
  • Powdered paprika
  • Chilli
  • Ground White Pepper
  • Colour

Preparing the Tomato Ketchup

  • Select your tomatoes for good ones
  • Immerse tomatoes (whole) in hot water for 3-6 seconds. Spray with cold water.
  • Peel off tomato skin by pulling the skin back from the blossom end
  • Remove the seed neatly with a knife
  • Pulp the tomatoes in a blender and strain
  • Heat the tomato pulp in an open pan for 1 hour
  • While boiling, add all spices and salt into the boiling puree. Add the sugar syrup.
  • Boil until you have the consistency you desire.
  • Allow the ketchup to cool.

You can serve with the food of your choice and store the rest in your refrigerator.

1.5m For Grabs In The INDOMIE Belle Full Comedy Challenge

Do you think you are funny, creative and talented? Do you think you have what it takes to be the next ‘Big Thing’ in Nigerian Comedy? Then join the Biggest Comedy Challenge – The INDOMIE BELLE FULL Comedy Challenge.

Indomie Instant Noodles is offering a lifetime opportunity to aspiring comedy superstars to show the world their vast potentials and become the next trending comedy superstar in Nigeria in the ongoing INDOMIE BELLE FULL Comedy Challenge.

The participants will not only walk away with cash prizes of up to 1.5 million Naira, but be shot into instant stardom in the Nigerian comedy sphere, alongside other mouthwatering benefits.

So, to be the next comedy star, all you need to do is record a funny video using your phone or any camera and follow these rules;

1) Creatively use the word “Bellefull” in the video.

2) Show an Indomie product pack in the video

3) The title of the video should include the word: “Bellefull”

4) Then submit your funny video to www.indomiebellefull.wetransfer.com or send your videos to bellefull@youlikenoother.com

So, what are you waiting for, put your creativity to test and upload your Indomie Bellefull funny video now! Multiple entry is allowed.

This comedy challenge ends in three weeks.

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Reason Why You Shouldn’t Drink Very Hot Beverage This Rainy Season

As the rainy season is here again, It’s the season for warm or hot beverage drink. It is very  Important for all Nigerian to keep warm during the rainy season because man’s immunity can be very low during the rains. So people can ward off some diseases by simply keeping warm, according to research.

While you’d love a satisfying cup of coffee, here are few facts you need to know about the risk of drinking hot beverages.  Recently, according to the  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC Drinking very hot beverages “probably” causes cancer of the oesophagus.

Coffee is fine if you drink it at “normal serving temperatures rather than high temperature” says the International Agency.

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common form of cancer worldwide causing deaths of around 400,000 in 2012. So ”Let your drink cool down before drinking it” said WHO’s spokesperson Gregory Hartl who also advised to not consume food and drinks when they are at a very hot, scalding hot, temperature. Because evidence points to drinking hot beverages at temperatures above 65°C as having the potential of causing cancer of the gullet.

Source: Reuters/AFP

Tomato Pastes Sold In Nigeria Market Are Fake – Tomato Paste Manufacturers

It has come to the notice of consumers that 91.1% of Tomato paste sold in the market are substandard.

This information is coming from the Tomato pastes manufacturers in the country who told the House of Representatives Joint Committees on Healthcare Services and Drugs and Narcotics that over 91.1 percent of tomato pastes in the country were fake. Some of the tomato pastes manufacturing companies that attended the public hearing were Dangote Farms, Erisco Foods Limited and Savanna Farms.

At the meeting, the House has condemned the alleged importation of dangerous killer tomato pastes imported into the country and promised to carry out investigations into the matter.  Meanwhile, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has fined the Erisco Foods what it called administrative charge of N1 million for an alleged unauthorised advertisement of Erisco range of products without getting clearance and approval from the agency.

In his submission, the legal adviser of Erisco Foods, Abdulraham Kadri told the committee that the company, alongside Dangote Farms and Savanna Farms, were not at the public hearing because of the financial damage substandard and fake tomato pastes had caused the country.

Food Spice: The Hot Pepper List And Their Benefits

Do you know that there are multiply varieties of pepper that come in unique shapes, flavours and hotness? If you love spicy peppers, then this list is for you! Learn about some of the hottest peppers and it benefits.

Ata Rodo or fresh pepper is a variety of chilli pepper. This is commonly used in many Nigerian dishes to make the food really spicy. This red bell pepper is one of the hottest pepper in the world and are often used in sauces and condiments. When eaten in excess, you’re at risk of having running stool.

ata rodo

Popularly called BAWA in Nigeria, This pepper is a rich source of potassium, calcium and vitamins such as beta-carotene, B complexes, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. The botanical name of cayenne pepper is Capsicum annum and the Yoruba name is BAWA. Cayenne pepper is  said to be medicinal as it can treat hypertension when mixed with honey and boiled with water.

Bawa Pepper

Cameroon pepper ,also known as yellow pepper or black pepper is another hottest pepper in the world. It has a very unique flavour and aroma when used to prepare an African soup. It also has lots of health benefits like aiding proper digestion, helps to prevent the formation of intestinal gas and it can promote sweating and urination, which removes toxins from the body.

cameroon pepper

Green pepper aren’t hot peppers, they are in-fact sweet peppers used to prepare a tasty meal. Since this type of pepper has no much heat, it comes with nutritional benefits like fiber, vitamin C and E. Eating a diet rich in vegetables, including green bell peppers, reduces your risk of certain chronic illnesses. A 2006 article published in the “Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine” reports that the antioxidants in vegetables reduce free radical damage.

green-bell-pepper

Tatashey pepper in Nigeria is another set of pepper you must include when preparing the Nigerian stew. It is known to thicken and make your stew look more reddish. Also hot like its counterpart ata rodo, it’s also widely used in many African homes.

tatashe

If you’re interested in cooking with any of these super hot chillies, just remember to  use the right quantity and when washing, use a kitchen hand glove.

The Benefits And Detriments Of Eating Frog Leg Delicacy

Imagine walking into a good restaurant and you ordered for any new delicacy you haven’t tried yet your entire life. After being served the drink of your choice, few minutes later came a well prepared delicacy known as Frog Legs. what would be your first reaction? jump into it because it’s so inviting or ask about the benefits of the meal?

Well if your reaction is to pay for the meal and start eating, please think twice again. Although, Frog Legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Chinese cuisine, the legs of edible frogs are also consumed in other parts of the world. But it is prepared and consumed with extreme caution. Here are the Advantage and disadvantage of this delicacy

Benefits of eating Frog Legs
Frog legs are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and potassium. They are said to taste like Chicken,  The taste and texture of frog meat is approximately between chicken and fish.

Detriment
Because  frogs exist in the fields and their bodies accept agrochemicals which are used liberally in fields. These are cancerous elements. We are hoping that people will take note of it,” a wildlife official said. But further research suggest that eating only the legs are not as harmful as other part of the body.

Advise
So when served a delicacy, especially when its a strange meal, always ask questions.

Reasons Why Tomatoes Scarcity Lingers In Nigeria

As the tomatoes scarcity now deepens, is their any hope in price reduction for consumers any time soon? These and many more questions that arises each day. Tomatoes which is now the new gold, have been causing lot of tension in the street of Lagos. Not only does four pieces of Tomato goes for N500 , also bags of tomatoes are now being snatched away from fellow Nigerians. Really, Nigerians have been affected by this scarcity.

Causes

Well, there has been several factors listed as the possible reason for the scarcity. First is the heavy rains that is really affecting  the northern states of Nigeria together with the pest/larvae affecting the tomatoes known as Tuta absoluta.  Others also claim  Aliko Dangote is to blame.  But according to ventureafrica.com, one Mr. Mohammed Musa, a Mallam in Kano said that “Dangote shouldn’t be blamed for the scarcity because farmers don’t have tomatoes in their farms and the ones who have prefer to sell to Dangote instead of allowing it to get bad.”

Furthermore, he stated that some of these farmers have abandoned planting tomatoes because they cannot afford the high cost of petrol to power the pumping machines to irrigate the farms.

So is there any Hope? Well we all need to keep a positive mind-set and hope that the measures in which the Farmers have put in place to contain the situation would be effective.

Last year, farmers in some parts of Nigeria recorded total losses as the pest infested their farms. However, with demand for tomatoes not as high as it has become due to industrialization, the effect was not immediately felt. But we hope this years scarcity does not drag long.