Five African Food Bloggers You Should Be Following

Thomas Page of CNN Africa has compiled a list of five African food bloggers you should be following right now to keep up with food news. From Ghana to Namibia, African food bloggers are making traditional recipes and bringing new, mouthwatering meals to your technological device.

Check out three of Pages’ recommendations below:


No one can accuse My African Food Map of being unambitious. Blogger Tuleka Prah has set herself the monumental task (or should that be pleasure?) of bouncing around the continent a month at a time, documenting the best local recipes and producing short videos on each country.

Prah, who is a filmmaker, thought many online recipes lacked the style and flair needed to sell African cuisine to the digital market.

By photographing food properly, Prah believed she might “transport the flavor of the food to someone who doesn’t know what it is but might want to try it.”

So far Ghana, Kenya and South Africa have been thoroughly — and beautifully — covered. Expect more to come.

Kedjenou. (Photo Credit: Afrolems)

(Photo Credit: Afrolems)


Bringing pan-African dishes to the masses, with a a special focus on Nigerian recipes, Afrolems‘ modus operandi is “to stylize African food so it can be internationalized.”

There’s plenty of substance to be found on their blog, with recipes as niche as they come.

Snail four ways? No problem.

Seasonal and celebratory dishes, particularly West African, are their staple, with some seriously lovely photography to boot, such as this mouth-watering bowl of Kedjenou from Ivory Coast.

My Burnt Orange blogger Freedes, a Ghanaian ex-pat. (Photo: Google Images)

My Burnt Orange blogger
Freedes, a Ghanaian ex-pat.
(Photo: Google Images)


Run by Freedes, a well-traveled Ghanaian ex-pat, My Burnt Orange‘s “Afro Cosmopolitan” recipes have attracted the attention of food lovers with their lively fusion elements.

Traditional dishes such as goat leg sit alongside biltong risotto as worlds collide on the dinner plate.

Freedes could never be classed as a shy food blogger, and video walkthroughs give plenty of insight as she guides you through cooking her take on dishes from all over the continent.

Read about more African food bloggers at CNN.

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