If you’ve been curious about African cuisine, or perhaps have family roots in Africa and want to emulate some of your ancestors’ cooking, here are 10 blogs that will inspire you to spice up your kitchen!
1Q Food Platter
1Q is a play on IQ but author Iquo Ukoh does not want the blog to have an academic, intimidating vibe. And it’s far from that! Ukoh worked for 30 years for a multi-national food company and spent another 15 years focusing on creating her own recipes. On her blog, she shares some of her secrets that helped her develop favorites like her spicy chicken and corn pepper soup, beef suya on baked mosa and her steam vegetable omelet. She focuses on using all-natural whole foods and ingredients, and aims to get readers excited about living a healthy lifestyle.
9jafoodie features imaginative recipes that are put together like pieces of art. The blog also has a very active social media presence, offering quick tips on how followers can alter their favorite Nigerian recipes to meet their weight loss goals, and even teaching followers about African foods that can help them get flatter abs.
This is a Spanish-language blog, but it’s about African food. The author, Amin Maalouf, shows an immense passion for food through her stunning photos and unique recipes: it’s worth using Google’s translation tool to read it. You’ll be rewarded with easy-to-execute, wholesome dishes rich in interesting flavors.
Dan’s Ma Cuisine
This Cameroon-inspired blog is run by Brenda, a Cameroon-born foodie living in Canada. Followers love the totally unpretentious vibe of this blog. Brenda uses simple ingredients and motivates aspiring new cooks. Her recipes are do-able for any level of chef.
Mzansi Style Cuisine
South Africa puts out a lot of food blogs, but what makes this one stand out is the author’s dedication to showcasing the different food traditions from several indigenous cultures. The author, Thuli, was motivated to write the blog because she feared people have become too reliant on take-out and restaurants for dining, and wants to inspire cooking in the home as a main mode of dining again.
You’d never guess this expertly written blog was authored by a 23-year-old! Young Sanjaana gets inspiration from her two grandfathers, both respected East African chefs. On her blog she showcases their phenomenal food, and encourages families to be brought together by the power of cooking. Followers enjoy a combination of Indian and East African dishes, as well as tons of vegetarian recipes and unique desserts.
My Burnt Orange
The author of this blog was born in Botswana, comes from Ghanaian parentage and is married to a Zimbabwean, so her palate and knowledge of African food is expansive. Readers love this mother and career woman’s relatability, and gusto for cooking in the middle of a busy life! Her fun, easy-to-follow instructional videos are a treat, too.
Every African Food and Beautiful Culture
Ivy Newton is the author of several books on African food and an authority on gourmet food from the continent. The blog might be one of the most comprehensive of its kind, and is focused on authentic recipes served with a side of African history.
PINTEREST—North African Food
If you’ve jumped on board with this photo-based social media site, then you’ll enjoy this particular account. You could spend hours clicking through the seemingly endless collection of photos, all sourced from different North African food blogs, online recipes and just about any online resource that features African food.
Kadi African Recipes
This is a cyber instruction manual for food lovers and aspiring chefs. The 24-year-old author was born in Guinea and creates videos that teach followers how to make mostly West and East African recipes.
The African Pot Nutrition
This blog is dedicated to nutrition and healthy living. It gives readers facts about nutrition that are often hard to find in mass media, so they can make informed decisions about their dining habits. But it does so in a light, motivational way.