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. African food bloggers are growing in numbers as a consequence of the subject matter being of great interest to more and more people. It comes as no surprise to find that these bloggers are growing in numbers. There are many people out there who may be thinking about starting their own food blog but may not be confident enough, due to the lack of followers they may have. All the bloggers we see today had to start somewhere. So even if it means telling friends/family to spread the word about your blog/social media so more people can click that follow button, or whether they choose to go down the route of buying followers, or even looking at reviews of online bots on sites like to control your account for you so you automatically like other peoples content/posts (and hope for something in return), if this helps build someone’s confidence to the point where they share quality traditional recipes online for the world to see, who are we to complain? Just like food bloggers are starting to become popular, so is the food marketing world.

People from the team behind Ceres PR are but one factor in the growing showing of food online, and the new media wave that is coming with it. If you have a passion for African food and would be interested in expressing it in the form of a blog then finding the right web hosting provider will be at the top of your priorities. Reading these iPage reviews would be a suitable starting point.

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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