Ozoz Sokoh

Ozoz Sokoh

Food Explorer

  • Culture of memory, Decolonisation

  • Mississauga (Canada)

Ozoz Sokoh is a food explorer engaging with food in various ways – cooking, eating, writing and photographing it, especially on her blog, kitchenbutterfly.com. A “traveller by plate”, she uses the social, cultural and economic practices related to the production and consumption of food in order to explore the world.
In 2013, Sokoh coined the phrase #NewNigerianKitchen – her philosophy and practice celebrate and document all aspects of Nigerian cuisine from classic recipes to reinventing and representing Nigerian food. She puts emphasis on unearthing history, sharing techniques and using old ingredients in new ways while she focuses on in-season produce and monitors trends. Sokoh has, for instance, created Nigeria's first-ever seasonal produce calendar and a guide to Nigerian tastes and flavours. She featured on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Lagos episode, with her work profiled on CNN’s African Voices and on Food 52. She believes Nigerian food was, is and always will be worth celebrating. Viva la vida Naija food.

Ozoz Sokoh at the Latitude Festival:

Travelling Kitchen with Food Explorer Ozoz Sokoh

Contributions by Ozoz Sokoh