What we're about

This group aims to bring people together through celebrating food from across Africa and African culture.

Who should join?

• Lovers of food, including vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians etc

Why join

• Fun socialing around African food

• Diverse representation. Pan Africa in countries, community and languages

• Supporting New Enterprises, Employment and Empowerment

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See African recipes (http://westafricacooks.com/africa/recipe) here.

Upcoming events (4)

The Africa Show At The Africa Centre

66 Great Suffolk St

What we'll do Simple. Meetup at the Africa Centre. The Africa Show. Celebrate 3rd year on Colourful Radio! The event starts at 3pm on the dot. Drinks, nibbles and lots of our previous radio guests joining us for this occasion. All are welcome. Africa Centre Address: 66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL Talk about Africans in the diaspora, French Africans, Caribbeans etc. • Important to know You must sign up here to get in https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-africa-show-live-tickets-59875476161 See http://westafricacooks.com/africa/ as we are celebrating the contributions of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

Vegan & Vegetarian African Cooking Class With Lerato

London Cooking Project (The Battersea Canteen)

£85.00

Want to learn to cook healthy African foods with whole grains, nuts and seeds, superfoods like teff, and sumptuous stews without palm oil or longing to discover new and exciting flavours? Book here to join us in the London kitchen https://leratofoods.com/products/vegan-vegetarian-african-cooking-class Use discount code 'meetupldn' at checkout for £5 off Join us in a culinary adventure as I share my secrets to cooking vibrant, healthy and sumptuous feasts with seasonal produce inspired by cuisine from Africa and beyond that, you can easily recreate at home. Our cookery session and dinner will start with cocktails and canapés as you get to know your fellow cooks, followed by an introduction to our menu, the regional inspirations for recipes on the menu, spices and unique African produce. Be prepared for a fun and very hands-on session, as we peel, chop and cook together. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal together on one feasting table. Feel free to bring your favourite drinks to enjoy! Sample Menu ‘Zobo’ Cocktail and canapés on arrival A welcome glass of my homemade brew of hibiscus flowers, seasonal berries and prosecco (non-alcoholic available) Vegan & Vegetarian African Feast Horn of Africa Learn to cook with Teff - Gluten free and nutrient-rich Ethiopian Supergrain North Africa Make your own North African Harissa Paste Whole roasted spiced Cauliflower with harissa & ras-el-hanout spices West Africa Senegalese Yassa with caramelised onions, lemons & mustard Spice Roasted Plantains or Egusi with melon seeds and organic spinach (without palm oil) Lots more dates available, with new dates to be added More dates you can book now for open classes; 28th July, 29th September, 24th November 2019 NEW DISHES WE’LL COOK IN 2019 Learn to cook West African super grain Fonio, Senegalese Yassa with seasonal vegetables, Ghanaian Kelewele plantains, Vegan Nigerian Efo & Ghanaian Kontomire, Plantain Pie with Lentils & Grains of paradise, Baked Plantain Cakes with Harissa, Moroccan Shakshuka, Smoked baby Aubergines with roasted pepper & chickpea purée, Make your own Suya spice rub, African inspired canapés with plantains, aubergines & more BYOB _ Remember you are free to bring your own drinks Nuts are regularly used in my kitchen. Please specify dietary requirements and allergies by emailing: [masked]. If you will like to join us and you have a nut allergy, please contact me to discuss it and I will be happy to amend the menu. The menu may change slightly due to seasonal availability. Terms & Conditions - Due to the nature of the event and preparation required, refunds are not possible but tickets can be transferred to a later date or to another person with prior notice. Sign up for my newsletter for recipes, supper clubs and class updates at http://leratofoods.com

Africa At Spitalfields African Street Foods May 2019

Old Spitalfields Market

Hi African foodie lover Check out this free event organised by Pop Up Africa on Bank Holiday 27th May 2019 Promoting and celebrating all things African and African inspired at London's trendiest indoor market. We are of course interested in #African food. More info... SPITALFIELDS MARKET will be transformed into a African-inspired shopping experience Bank Holiday Monday (May 27th), celebrating the vibrant and very distinctive culture while showcasing the talents from Africa and the Diaspora. The day will include stalls catering to individuals with an array of tastes including, but not limited to, African Music, Fashion, Interiors, Street Food, Art and Literature. See you by the goat, which is near the event stage, when and where you can meetup 11.45 till 12.00 midday and then try African food (http://www.westafricacooks.com/africa/cooking). Leslie I'll be outside the Leon restaurant at 1pm also. Also see https://www.meetup.com/Exoticafood Victor

Vegan & Vegetarian African Cooking Class With Lerato

London Cooking Project (The Battersea Canteen)

£85.00

Want to learn to cook healthy African foods with whole grains, nuts and seeds, superfoods like teff, and sumptuous stews without palm oil or longing to discover new and exciting flavours? Book here to join us in the London kitchen https://leratofoods.com/products/vegan-vegetarian-african-cooking-class Use discount code 'meetupldn' at checkout for £5 off Join us in a culinary adventure as I share my secrets to cooking vibrant, healthy and sumptuous feasts with seasonal produce inspired by cuisine from Africa and beyond that, you can easily recreate at home. Our cookery session and dinner will start with cocktails and canapés as you get to know your fellow cooks, followed by an introduction to our menu, the regional inspirations for recipes on the menu, spices and unique African produce. Be prepared for a fun and very hands-on session, as we peel, chop and cook together. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal together on one feasting table. Feel free to bring your favourite drinks to enjoy! Sample Menu ‘Zobo’ Cocktail and canapés on arrival A welcome glass of my homemade brew of hibiscus flowers, seasonal berries and prosecco (non-alcoholic available) Vegan & Vegetarian African Feast Horn of Africa Learn to cook with Teff - Gluten free and nutrient-rich Ethiopian Supergrain North Africa Make your own North African Harissa Paste Whole roasted spiced Cauliflower with harissa & ras-el-hanout spices West Africa Senegalese Yassa with caramelised onions, lemons & mustard Spice Roasted Plantains or Egusi with melon seeds and organic spinach (without palm oil) Lots more dates available, with new dates to be added More dates you can book now for open classes; 28th July, 29th September, 24th November 2019 NEW DISHES WE’LL COOK IN 2019 Learn to cook West African super grain Fonio, Senegalese Yassa with seasonal vegetables, Ghanaian Kelewele plantains, Vegan Nigerian Efo & Ghanaian Kontomire, Plantain Pie with Lentils & Grains of paradise, Baked Plantain Cakes with Harissa, Moroccan Shakshuka, Smoked baby Aubergines with roasted pepper & chickpea purée, Make your own Suya spice rub, African inspired canapés with plantains, aubergines & more BYOB _ Remember you are free to bring your own drinks Nuts are regularly used in my kitchen. Please specify dietary requirements and allergies by emailing: [masked]. If you will like to join us and you have a nut allergy, please contact me to discuss it and I will be happy to amend the menu. The menu may change slightly due to seasonal availability. Terms & Conditions - Due to the nature of the event and preparation required, refunds are not possible but tickets can be transferred to a later date or to another person with prior notice. Sign up for my newsletter for recipes, supper clubs and class updates at http://leratofoods.com

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