A celebration of modern African cookery, full of cultural and culinary diversity
Africana is a cookbook from the heart, full of cultural and culinary diversity.
With recipes passed down the generations, but adding her own modern twists, as well as exploring the multiplicity of the rich African continent, Lerato Umah-Shaylor has created sumptuous cooking to try at home. Recipes include fragrant Spice Island Coconut Fish Curry from East Africa, Chicken Yassa from Senegal, luxurious Lobster in Vanilla from Comoros, Tunisian Tagine, and South African Sticky Apricot Pudding (Malva).
Rich in flavour, tradition and offering a sense of wanderlust, Africana will bring the continent right to your kitchen.
About the author
Lerato Umah-Shaylor is a food writer, presenter and leading voice in African cuisine. Inspired by her love of Africa and the glorious foods of the continent, she set up the popular, immersive supper clubs and cookery classes in London, Brighton and the South East. Growing up in both West Africa and the UK, 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.