Iquo Ukoh launches new cookbook ‘Memories On A Platter’
Prominent marketing expert and food blogger, Iquo Ukoh, launched her new cookbook, Memories On A Platter: My Journey with Nigerian Food with the former Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Hon. Folasade Adefisayo at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.
L-R: Ayomide – Sami Orungbe, Design Strategist, Toronto Canada; Audrey Joe – Ezigbo, Deputy Managing Director, Falcon Corporation Ltd; Iquo Ukoh, Author, Memories On A Platter; Atim Ukoh, Creative Director, Afrolems Catering Services; and Inyang Sami- Orungbe, Founder, Bloombox Platform, during the launch of Memories On A Platter in Lagos, Nigeria.
Recipes from the book capture the essence, ingredients, and dishes that make up Nigeria’s culinary diversity; highlighting the importance of preserving Nigeria’s identity through food.
From nostalgic food memories to conversations on climate change, small-scale farming, and its impact on food production, the event featured a panel discussion with industry leaders including Chef Michael Elegbede (Itan Kitchen), Uzo Orimolade, Toyin Onibanjo, CEO of August Secrets Limited, Akin Akinkugbe, and Idy Toye-Arulogun, author of Calabar Love Potion.
The panel was moderated by Atim Ukoh, the Creative Director of Afrolems.
Memories On A Platter was formally launched in Toronto last month and the book was well received by audiences in North America. Guests enjoyed a curated menu of authentic Nigerian dishes that capture the tastes, textures, colours, and flavour complexities of Nigerian food and were immersed in a historical journey of Nigerian cuisine.
In Africa, there’s been a gap in documenting our culinary techniques, regional delicacies, and diversity of flavors so I wanted to share the Nigerian food story with a global audience,” said Ukoh