Monday, May 19, 2008

Kitchen Knowledge

Traditionally, kitchens are separated from the main living quarters, while in the urban settings there are varieties of kitchens.

Kitchen equipments in the traditional settings include;
  • Hanging basket over the cooking area-for preserving and drying foods
  • Knives, matchets and spoon(metal and wooden)-for stirring and scooping of food
  • Basins(calabash, enamel, clay, wooden)-for storage and carriage
  • Strainers(metal and wooden)
  • Bottles and tins(of different shapes and sizes)-also for storing
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Grinding stone
  • Local stoves for burning firewood or charcoal
Kitchen equipments in the modern settings include;
  • Stoves - can be electric, kerosine, gas
  • Basins -enamel, plastic, stainless, calabash
  • Posts -various sizes ans shapes for different needs
  • Spoons - several spoons of different sizes and shapes for different needs from serving tostirring and eating
  • Knives
  • Steamer
  • Graters
  • Trays
  • Baskets
  • Cleaning cloths and napkins
  • Measuring containers- like tines, modu, scales e.t.c.
  • Bottles, tins and jars
  • Refrigerator
  • Food grinder/blender
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Microwave e. t. c.

N.B. Most of the traditional equipments can be modified for modern kitchen


Nilz said...

Nice blog. I'll subscribe to its feed and visit from time to time.

Lynda said...

I'm happy to have found your blog -especially since you are blogging from the other side of the African continent, also about food !

I look forward to reading more about Nigerian food & traditions.

Bye for now
Lynda (in Tanzania)


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