Oleleh is served hot at parties all across West Africa and is also called moi moi in Nigeria. It is made from ground black-eyed beans, along with palm oil, onion, pounded corn (agidi) and various seasonings. Other home made knick knacks can be found in this book such as coconut cake, minnah balls, doughnuts, etc

Bitters is a popular traditional dish in Sierra Leone usually made for Saturday. Leaves contain many value vitamins for the health of the body.

This book contains instructions to make many traditional West African sauces that you can eat with either rice, foo foo or eba.

Jollof rice remains one of the most common dishes in Western Africa. It is prepared throughout the region for special occations. This book has the recipe from a 100yr old former Home Economics teacher who specialized in food and nutrition. Other rice dishes in this book includes, fried rice, safron rice, …


Muriel Emekunle Davies is a former Home Economics teacher who specialized in food and nutrition.

She taught for twenty years at the Annie Walsh Memorial School, the oldest girls secondary school in West Africa, founded in 1849.

She was for many years an examiner in Home Economic subjects for the West African Examination’s Council.

She also examined at the Milton Margai Teacher’s College, now the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET), the Port Loko’s Teachers College, and the YWCA Vocational Institute.

Mrs Davies was educated in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and has travelled extensively to gain knowledge in cookery and to appreciate international cuisine.