About Nigerian Culture
Cooking is about bringing people together — in Nigeria – you never just cook for yourself, our culture is all about community. We don’t own small pots because you never know when someone is going to come by your house…and they will expect to be fed.
We cook food for every occasion – and we go to great lengths to make sure that everyone always has something to eat. Food is not just something we consume, but an inheritance, and a way to make our guests feel like part of the family.
The most important thing you need to know about Nigerians is that we are very happy people – you could say we are the happiest!
Nobody is left alone long enough to feel depressed. The community is all around you, at all times. We talk together, laugh together and eat together… and you must always be ready to feed unexpected house guests!
So, when you are cooking, you better make sure your pot is BIG!