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Thank you, Kitchen Butterfly!

June 27, 2012

We had a special guest in the office today -- FOOD52er Kitchen Butterfly, visiting New York from her native Nigeria, came to pay us a visit! (The weekend before several FOOD52 users met up at Eataly -- you can see Panfusine's recap of the event here.)

It wasn't until the end of her visit that she surprised us all with a set of gorgeous gifts -- we were speechless! From left to right, we have a reprint of a 1930s-era Yoruba cookbook, gorgeous placemats made from coconut fibers, grains of paradise -- which apparently cost next to nothing in Nigeria -- Kitchen Butterfly's favorite curry powder, dried chiles, ground melon seeds, and a gorgeous wooden bowl.

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We're excited to make Grains of Paradise Peanut Butter Dip with the grains of paradise and Sasha (Global Table Adventure)'s Smoked Turkey Stewed in West African "Gravy"  with the ground melon seeds. Thank you, Kitchen Butterfly!

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I'm Nozlee Samadzadeh, a writer, editor, farmer, developer, and passionate home cook. Growing up Iranian in Oklahoma, working on a small-scale organic farm, and cooking on a budget all influence the way I cook -- herbed rice dishes, chicken fried steak, heirloom tomato salad, and simple poached eggs all make appearances on my bright blue kitchen table. I love to eat kimchi (homemade!) straight from the jar and I eat cake for breakfast.


Kitchen B. July 1, 2012
Hi.Im KBs daughter I would like to thank you for inviting my mom to your office.It is a very great honour.Thanks!!!!!!

From:Ozoz's daughter:Riobo Sokoh

Sadassa_Ulna June 28, 2012
Its great to see KB highlighted in feed52. Kitchen Butterfly has been posting stories and pics of her recent US adventures on her own blog: . It was wonderful to get to know you at the Eataly meet-up and to continue getting to know you through the fantastic stories on your blog. I look forward to your next visit!

fiveandspice June 27, 2012
SO cool! What a fun visit!
Beautiful, M. June 27, 2012
How fun! Enjoy the rest of your visit.
Kitchen B. June 27, 2012
Oh my word, unbelievable. Thank you guys so so much for being such good teachers and a huge blessing, I had an unbelievable time and learnt a lot and now I can put faces and voices to names. And your recommendations to stop at Fishs Eddy and ABC led to some awesome finds (not at ABC though :-) ). Thanks for making my trip totally awesome, and for the book too!
Panfusine June 27, 2012
Ooh Fishs Eddy totally rocks! glad you could make a trip there!
thirschfeld June 27, 2012
KB is the best and what cool stuff!
Kristy M. June 27, 2012
Yay! Thanks so much, Kitchen Butterfly! It was so lovely to meet you.