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Fri, May 22



African Cooking in Quarantine 3: Cameroonian Pepper Soup, Grilled fish and Jollof Rice

Stuck at home with a little more time on your hands? Now, you can engage that adventurous and creative part of you with our virtual Afro cooking series, African Cooking in Quarantine.

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African Cooking in Quarantine 3: Cameroonian Pepper Soup, Grilled fish and Jollof Rice

Time & Location

May 22, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


About the Event

Stuck at home with a little more time on your hands? Now, you can engage that adventurous and creative part of you with our online cooking classes, Afro Cooking in Quarantine. In these classes, you will learn how to cook African dishes from different African countries.

My name is Mirabel Umenei, I am a cook, singer, songwriter, and founder of Motherland Cooking Xperience, the only African cultural experience in the USA. We showcase Africa and its diversity through intimate, unique, interactive, and authentic cooking demo experiences paired with live music, drinks, and storytelling from Africa. 

As a child, while helping my mum cook Cameroonian delicacies, she'd share fun memories of her mom and grandma and their recipes. Now being far away from home, I see the importance of passing down this rich heritage to my kids, the next generation, and also to my new home, USA.  We are excited to share these recipes and stories with you. Our cooks are seasoned cooks from different African countries, each one bringing their own style, stories, and history with love. So, come away with us to Africa!

What we will do: 

We will visit various African countries together by cooking some of the best dishes from each region accompanied by live music and storytelling. Your taste buds, soul, and mind will thank you at the end. 

After booking, you will be given directions on how to join the virtual experience online. You will also be provided with a list of ingredients to purchase along with some drinks and snacks. We can deliver the pre-portioned ingredients to your doorstep for an additional fee. We will introduce ourselves before we conduct this rare, virtual African cooking experience. 

I will be teaching you how to make Cameroonian Jollof Rice. First, we will prep our Chicken/meats and legendary marinade. While the fish/meat/veggies are soaking up all those juicy flavors from the marinade, we will prepare veggies and greens for the flavorful stew base for our Jollof rice.  We will prepare our rice for cooking. While we cook and eat, you will be entertained by live African music. You will also get to take the recipes home with you.  

Prior to opening Motherland Cooking Xperience, we've hosted countless private dinners showcasing Africa's rich and diverse culture by pairing food, live music, and drinks using local ingredients in Greater Grand Rapids, MI. We're passionate about cooking, music, and showcasing Africa. We will love to show you how to perfect some of the most delicious African dishes.

Where this event is taking place:

This event is online. We will send you details on how to join the virtual experience. You will need:

A computer or phone with audio and video connections. 

Salt, some cooking oil and of course pots, knives, etc.

What you should bring:

+Fish of your choice or pampano, red snapper, sea bass, a bunch of Thai basil, mint, celery, 3 inches ginger, 8 cloves of garlic, onion

+Other Ingredients: 

- Salt, olive oil or 2 cups vegetable oil

- 12 -16 pieces of chicken drumsticks

- 2 medium carrot, 1 large 1 handful of green beans, and 1 bell pepper - or 1/4 each of 4 colored bell peppers

- 1 celery stalk - roughly chopped, 8 stems of parsley and cilantro (optional), and basil

- 4 small seasoning cubes (Maggi), 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper,  8 garlic cloves - peeled

- 2-inch ginger root (ground),  4 medium tomatoes (blended)

- 1 habanero (hot) pepper optional, 1 onion - chopped     

- 4 cups of rice, 1 cup of tomato sauce

- 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste

- 1 teaspoon of curry

- white pepper






  • Afro Cooking In Quarantine


    This is your ticket to our virtual event. This does not include our meal prep kit.




  • MealPrep Kit for Jollof Rice


    This meal prep kit includes pre-portioned ingredients for the jollof rice delivered directly to your door. It serves 6 people. What we will send: Rice Fish Chicken 5 medium tomatoes 1medium onion 5 peeled garlic cloves 4-inch ginger root 1 bunch of basil, 1 bunch of celery & parsley 3 bell peppers, multicolored 2 medium carrots Chopped 1/6 of a pound of green beans Chopped What you'll need: Olive oil, kosher salt & ground pepper What you'll use: Frying pan, pot Ovenproof skillet






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