With its diverse, delicious flavors, African food is “some of the best on the planet,” yet remains little known to many in the wider world. To introduce this wonderful cuisine, Duval Timothy, Jacob Fodio Todd, and Folayemi Brown started their popular bi-monthly London supper club The Groundnut to showcase the food of their childhoods, dishes that reflect their heritage in Western and Eastern Africa.
Based on their sold-out events, Food from Across Africa features both traditional recipes, many of which have been passed down through the generations, as well as experimental dishes using new ingredients and combinations: from the fragrant and ubiquitous West African dish, jollof rice, to innovative modern offerings like aromatic star anise and coconut chicken served in a steaming plantain leaf. Food from Across Africa includes nine complete menus with dishes that complement and enhance one another - from cocktails and juices to main courses, vegetables, sides, and desserts. Instead of making explicit distinctions, the menus represent the way these dishes fit together, whether attached by season, dominant flavors, or by another unifying point of inspiration.