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Lerato Umah-Shaylor

A culinary expedition celebrating cooking from across the African continent

Africana travels the continent showcasing its vibrant and varied cuisines that are rich in flavour, diverse in culture and steeped in tradition.

Combining recipes passed down the generations with her own modern and inventive style, food writer and cook Lerato shares her own stories of Africa with a delectable sense of adventure.

Discover iconic dishes from Nigeria to Madagascar, Morocco to South Africa. There are over 100 recipes to delight and inspire, Spice Island Coconut Fish Curry, Harissa Leg of Lamb with Hibiscus, Senegalese Yassa, Tunisian Tagine, South African Malva Pudding, and the secret to the perfect Jollof.

Bursting with flavour and offering a sense of wanderlust, Africana will bring the magic of the continent to your kitchen.

Lerato is one of the strongest voices in African cuisine, known for her vibrant and wholesome food that explores the multiplicity of the rich African continent. Her popular immersive supperclubs and cookery classes in London and the South East have been a great tool to share the great variety the continent has to offer.

Having grown up in both West Africa and the United Kingdom, while extensively travelling around the continent, Lerato’s unique perspective can be seen in her approach to cooking. She uses her personal experiences from Lagos, London and beyond and rich African traditions to create contemporary yet nostalgic recipes.

Celebrating African produce is a great passion of Lerato’s and she is committed to celebrating these through supperclubs and cooking classes, but also through her gourmet brownies and chocolate products using Fairtrade and farmer co-owned West African chocolate. She also runs supperclubs with Waitrose & Wefifo, taking her recipes on a tour around England

Category:  National & Reginional Cuisine
ISBN:  9780008458508
Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers
On sale:  October 2022
Format:  Hardback
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