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What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 4:36pm On Oct 07, 2021
For me, the first dish I learnt to cook was banga rice (as it has come to be known now).

Back then, being in the village on holidays, we were allowed to explore, so it was more of me experimenting with ingredients than actually learning to cook a specific rice dish.
So, with fresh ingredients and a fireplace at my disposal, there was no restricting my imagination and creativity.

I remember that day because it was the day the whole family (adults to be precise) were going to work together to process and extract palm oil from all the palm fruits we had harvested, so it was no easy work, was going to be a long day, and the adults were much too busy for any of them to make lunch for the children.
So, after they were done cooking and pounding the palm fruits, I took permission to collect some of the pounded palm fruits, I extracted the juice(oil), poured it into a clean pot and proceeded to cooking.
The firewood turned coals from the fireplace were still blazing, so it was such a great opportunity to make the most of before it was put out, and I took it.
It would've been a waste if the fire was put out without making the most of it.
So, while cooking, I just somehow knew what I wanted in the food, or maybe it was more of making the most of what was available.
I wasn't even afraid to fail because I explored free mindedly, and I wasn’t under any pressure.
At the back of our (village)house, we had a garden of herbs and peppers which belonged to my grandmother, so I plucked some nchuanwu (known as scent leaves) and fresh peppers from there, took some rice, dried fish and crayfish and made the most delicious experiment my family had ever tasted! cheesy

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Longsleeve: 4:40pm On Oct 07, 2021
My first food was rice.. I was 15 then..

I added maggi till I was satisfied..the food sweet die..

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 4:41pm On Oct 07, 2021
Longsleeve:
My first food was rice.. I was 15 then..

I added maggi till I was satisfied..the food sweet die..

Just maggi? grin
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by illicit(m): 5:02pm On Oct 07, 2021
To make Eba

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Longsleeve: 5:25pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


Just maggi? grin
And every other thing na grin

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 5:31pm On Oct 07, 2021
illicit:
To make Eba

It doesn’t count.
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by illicit(m): 5:33pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


It doesn’t count.

How
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 5:34pm On Oct 07, 2021
illicit:


How

Did you cook it?
Did you eat it by itself?
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by illicit(m): 5:53pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


Did you cook it?
Did you eat it by itself?

I made just eba, I didn't make the soup

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by lilvicky68(m): 5:59pm On Oct 07, 2021
The first food I prepared was vegetable/waterleaf soup..

So I woke up on morning and started crying..then I climbed my mother's back and took her to the market..

I got all the ingredients.. fish, meat,ponmo,stockfish,Fresh Vegetables (Ugwu) and waterleaf and the rest..

When we got home I cut the leaves,I steamed the meat and fish and cut onions.
Then I put oil on fire and added the cut waterleaf and started frying with my onions..

After some minutes I added seasonings to taste,grinded crayfish and my meat/fish stock..
After some minutes I added the meat and fish with my periwinkles then lastly the vegetable..

Everyone enjoyed the soup.

I did all these at 1year..

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Probz(m): 5:59pm On Oct 07, 2021
Jollof rice.

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 6:04pm On Oct 07, 2021
illicit:


I made just eba, I didn't make the soup

Give me a reason why it should count as a first dish you made. cheesy
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 6:05pm On Oct 07, 2021
Probz:
Jollof rice.

Jollof or jellof? ‘Cause you know they’re not mates right? grin
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by illicit(m): 6:09pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


Give me a reason why it should count as a first dish you made. cheesy

Shebi I boiled the water and added Garri and I turned it

I wasn't old enough to make soup then or my mum won't let me, maybe I would have tried

The first time my sister made vegetable soup, she didn't cut the root, lol she cooked everything....

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Probz(m): 6:12pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


Jollof or jellof? ‘Cause you know they’re not mates right? grin

The difference being?
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 6:15pm On Oct 07, 2021
illicit:


Shebi I boiled the water and added Garri and I turned it

I wasn't old enough to make soup then or my mum won't let me, maybe I would have tried

The first time my sister made vegetable soup, she didn't cut the root, lol she cooked everything....



Ok. I’ll give it to you. cheesy

At least, yours is even better than lilvicky68’s. undecided
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 6:18pm On Oct 07, 2021
Probz:


The difference being?

My brother, the difference is in the taste! cheesy
If you know, you know.
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Longsleeve: 6:50pm On Oct 07, 2021
Probz:


The difference being?
Jollof rice is the normal one that's not too sweet .

Jellof rice is the sweet one..the one wey under dey burn..
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 7:06pm On Oct 07, 2021
Longsleeve:

Jollof rice is the normal one that's not too sweet .

Jellof rice is the sweet one..the one wey under dey burn..

I beg your pardon! cheesy

Jollof is the one with authentic recipe, while jellof is the anyhow one.

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Longsleeve: 7:20pm On Oct 07, 2021
mariahAngel:


I beg your pardon! cheesy

Jollof is the one with authentic recipe, while jellof is the anyhow one.
Jellof is cooked with firewood and it's the best..

Jollof is cooked with gas and it's manageable..
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 5:55am On Oct 08, 2021
*Yawns*
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Probz(m): 5:07pm On Oct 09, 2021
Longsleeve:

Jollof rice is the normal one that's not too sweet .

Jellof rice is the sweet one..the one wey under dey burn..

Mine definitely burnt at the bottom the first time around but that was more down to my lack of competence at the time than me trying to get a bottom-pot effect.

Moreover, I thought the commonly-asserted difference between jollof and jellof is that the latter is the S.E. rendering (with crayfish at the least) and jollof is the normal/party-ish kind. Wetin concern bottom-pot rice with the jollof/jellof distinction?
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by duchaB(m): 5:07am On Oct 11, 2021
mariahAngel:
For me, the first dish I learnt to cook was banga rice (as it has come to be known now).

Back then, being in the village on holidays, we were allowed to explore, so it was more of me experimenting with ingredients than actually learning to cook a specific rice dish.
So, with fresh ingredients and a fireplace at my disposal, there was no restricting my imagination and creativity.

I remember that day because it was the day the whole family (adults to be precise) were going to work together to process and extract palm oil from all the palm fruits we had harvested, so it was no easy work, was going to be a long day, and the adults were much too busy for any of them to make lunch for the children.
So, after they were done cooking and pounding the palm fruits, I took permission to collect some of the pounded palm fruits, I extracted the juice(oil), poured it into a clean pot and proceeded to cooking.
The firewood turned coals from the fireplace were still blazing, so it was such a great opportunity to make the most of before it was put out, and I took it.
It would've been a waste if the fire was put out without making the most of it.
So, while cooking, I just somehow knew what I wanted in the food, or maybe it was more of making the most of what was available.
I wasn't even afraid to fail because I explored free mindedly, and I wasn’t under any pressure.
At the back of our (village)house, we had a garden of herbs and peppers which belonged to my grandmother, so I plucked some nchuanwu (known as scent leaves) and fresh peppers from there, took some rice, dried fish and crayfish and made the
most delicious experiment my family had ever tasted! cheesy


Very interesting.
But was the palm fruit pounded in the Odo with the aka of the Odo?
And how can you be so sure it was delicious let alone using the adverb "most"

Well, my first was Nasco quality cornflakes..

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by ahnie(f): 7:46am On Oct 11, 2021
Longsleeve:
My first food was rice.. I was 15 then..

I added maggi till I was satisfied..the food sweet die..
cheesy grin cheesy
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by ahnie(f): 7:55am On Oct 11, 2021
I can't even remembered mine!
Hilarious comments by the way!
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 10:19am On Oct 11, 2021
duchaB:


Very interesting.
But was the palm fruit pounded in the Odo with the aka of the Odo?

Yes. We had those gigantic mortars and pestles back then because my grandparents preferred hand pressed palm oil to the one extracted with a machine, so it was a whole lot of work.



And how can you be so sure it was delicious let alone using the adverb "most"

Well, my first was Nasco quality cornflakes..

I was sure because they enjoyed it.

Your own does not count in the least. cheesy
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 10:20am On Oct 11, 2021
ahnie:
I can't even remembered mine!
Hilarious comments by the way!

Madam Ahnie try to remember nah...cheesy
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Sonnobax15(m): 12:03pm On Oct 11, 2021
cheesy
Indomie
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by ahnie(f): 2:10pm On Oct 11, 2021
mariahAngel:


Madam Ahnie try to remember nah...cheesy
I really can't remember.
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by Acidosis(m): 4:06pm On Oct 28, 2021
mariahAngel:


I beg your pardon! cheesy

Jollof is the one with authentic recipe, while jellof is the anyhow one.

grin grin

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Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by breadplanets(f): 5:21pm On Oct 29, 2021
I helped my mom boil meat that she will use to prepare soup when she comes back in the evening....lets just say it wasn't my time to die yet angry i was 10 cool
Re: What Was The First Dish You Learnt To Cook? by mariahAngel: 5:26pm On Oct 29, 2021
breadplanets:
I helped my mom boil meat that she will use to prepare soup when she comes back in the evening....lets just say it wasn't my time to die yet angry i was 10 cool

Hahahahahahahahahahaha
You ehn? I ga wudi onye aghirigha! grin

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