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The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy ...

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  • 05/17/201805/26/2018
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Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival...

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07/21/2018, Los Angeles, CA, The Loft, 2:00 PM
05/18/201807/21/2018, Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.
Event
07/21/2018
Event
07/21/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717
Venue Zip
90013
Venue City, State
Los Angeles, California
Venue St. Address
584 Mateo St.
Venue
The Loft
Concert Start Time
2:00 PM
This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. MORE» More»

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival celebrates this favorite, which appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon, by inviting chefs to come together and contest for whose jollof rules. The fun comes to Atlanta on May 26, London on June 30, DC on July 7, Oakland on July 15, and to LA July 21.

The friendly competition plays off the mystique that’s sprung up around the dish, a tastier way to deal with international and community tensions. “Jollof is a cheap and common dish people make on a massive scale. It’s the target of expressing rivalry between countries, in a good-natured way,” explains Ishmael Osekre, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based founder of the festival. “This is still a big thing in the emigre community. We decided to let people come in and compete, and to let everyone get a chance to enjoy the results.”

Interest in African cuisine, part of a growing fascination with the culture and style of the extremely diverse continent, urged Osekre and his fellow organizers to create the event, which allows jollof masters to face off, while visitors sample different versions of the dish and its accompanying sides. “The sides really reflect the local flavors,” explains Osekre. “They showcase the ingredients and tastes from different parts of the region.” The festival will feature vendors representing eight different countries, each with their own jollof spin.

“In many ways, this simple rice dish is a mirror that reveals important parts of our lives, as Africans and people of the African diaspora,” muses Osekre. “I hope people of all backgrounds will come and taste and discover and just enjoy. Though of course, Ghanaian jollof is the best.”

Jollof Fest ATL

Savoy Events Atlanta

5571 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

May 26, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/

 

Jollof Fest London

The Africa Centre

Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0LR

June 30, 1pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/

 

Jollof Fest DC

Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

July 7, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/#

 

Jollof Fest Oakland

Impact Hub

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

July 15, 3pm
www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/

 

Jollof Fest LA

 

584 Mateo St., Los Angeles, DTLA Arts District 90013

July 21, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717

 

Event
07/21/2018

07/15/2018, Oakland, CA, Impact Hub, 3:00 PM
05/17/201807/15/2018, Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.
Event
07/15/2018
Event
07/15/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/
Venue Zip
94612
Venue City, State
Oakland, CA
Venue St. Address
2323 Broadway
Venue
Impact Hub
Concert Start Time
3:00 PM
This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. MORE» More»

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival celebrates this favorite, which appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon, by inviting chefs to come together and contest for whose jollof rules. The fun comes to Atlanta on May 26, London on June 30, DC on July 7, Oakland on July 15, and to LA July 21.

The friendly competition plays off the mystique that’s sprung up around the dish, a tastier way to deal with international and community tensions. “Jollof is a cheap and common dish people make on a massive scale. It’s the target of expressing rivalry between countries, in a good-natured way,” explains Ishmael Osekre, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based founder of the festival. “This is still a big thing in the emigre community. We decided to let people come in and compete, and to let everyone get a chance to enjoy the results.”

Interest in African cuisine, part of a growing fascination with the culture and style of the extremely diverse continent, urged Osekre and his fellow organizers to create the event, which allows jollof masters to face off, while visitors sample different versions of the dish and its accompanying sides. “The sides really reflect the local flavors,” explains Osekre. “They showcase the ingredients and tastes from different parts of the region.” The festival will feature vendors representing eight different countries, each with their own jollof spin.

“In many ways, this simple rice dish is a mirror that reveals important parts of our lives, as Africans and people of the African diaspora,” muses Osekre. “I hope people of all backgrounds will come and taste and discover and just enjoy. Though of course, Ghanaian jollof is the best.”

Jollof Fest ATL

Savoy Events Atlanta

5571 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

May 26, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/

 

Jollof Fest London

The Africa Centre

Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0LR

June 30, 1pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/

 

Jollof Fest DC

Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

July 7, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/#

 

Jollof Fest Oakland

Impact Hub

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

July 15, 3pm
www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/

 

Jollof Fest LA

 

584 Mateo St., Los Angeles, DTLA Arts District 90013

July 21, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717

 

Event
07/15/2018

07/07/2018, Washington, DC, Union Market, 2:00 PM
05/17/201807/07/2018, Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.
Event
07/07/2018
Event
07/07/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/
Venue Zip
20002
Venue City, State
Washington, DC
Venue St. Address
1309 5th St NE
Venue
Union Market
Concert Start Time
2:00 PM
This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. MORE» More»

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival celebrates this favorite, which appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon, by inviting chefs to come together and contest for whose jollof rules. The fun comes to Atlanta on May 26, London on June 30, DC on July 7, Oakland on July 15, and to LA July 21.

The friendly competition plays off the mystique that’s sprung up around the dish, a tastier way to deal with international and community tensions. “Jollof is a cheap and common dish people make on a massive scale. It’s the target of expressing rivalry between countries, in a good-natured way,” explains Ishmael Osekre, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based founder of the festival. “This is still a big thing in the emigre community. We decided to let people come in and compete, and to let everyone get a chance to enjoy the results.”

Interest in African cuisine, part of a growing fascination with the culture and style of the extremely diverse continent, urged Osekre and his fellow organizers to create the event, which allows jollof masters to face off, while visitors sample different versions of the dish and its accompanying sides. “The sides really reflect the local flavors,” explains Osekre. “They showcase the ingredients and tastes from different parts of the region.” The festival will feature vendors representing eight different countries, each with their own jollof spin.

“In many ways, this simple rice dish is a mirror that reveals important parts of our lives, as Africans and people of the African diaspora,” muses Osekre. “I hope people of all backgrounds will come and taste and discover and just enjoy. Though of course, Ghanaian jollof is the best.”

Jollof Fest ATL

Savoy Events Atlanta

5571 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

May 26, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/

 

Jollof Fest London

The Africa Centre

Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0LR

June 30, 1pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/

 

Jollof Fest DC

Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

July 7, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/#

 

Jollof Fest Oakland

Impact Hub

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

July 15, 3pm
www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/

 

Jollof Fest LA

 

584 Mateo St., Los Angeles, DTLA Arts District 90013

July 21, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717

 

Event
07/07/2018

06/30/2018, London, EN, The Africa Centre, 1:00 PM
05/17/201806/30/2018, Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.
Event
06/30/2018
Event
06/30/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/
Venue Zip
SE1 0LR
Venue City, State
London, UK
Venue St. Address
Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street
Venue
The Africa Centre
Concert Start Time
1:00 PM
This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. MORE» More»

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival celebrates this favorite, which appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon, by inviting chefs to come together and contest for whose jollof rules. The fun comes to Atlanta on May 26, London on June 30, DC on July 7, Oakland on July 15, and to LA July 21.

The friendly competition plays off the mystique that’s sprung up around the dish, a tastier way to deal with international and community tensions. “Jollof is a cheap and common dish people make on a massive scale. It’s the target of expressing rivalry between countries, in a good-natured way,” explains Ishmael Osekre, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based founder of the festival. “This is still a big thing in the emigre community. We decided to let people come in and compete, and to let everyone get a chance to enjoy the results.”

Interest in African cuisine, part of a growing fascination with the culture and style of the extremely diverse continent, urged Osekre and his fellow organizers to create the event, which allows jollof masters to face off, while visitors sample different versions of the dish and its accompanying sides. “The sides really reflect the local flavors,” explains Osekre. “They showcase the ingredients and tastes from different parts of the region.” The festival will feature vendors representing eight different countries, each with their own jollof spin.

“In many ways, this simple rice dish is a mirror that reveals important parts of our lives, as Africans and people of the African diaspora,” muses Osekre. “I hope people of all backgrounds will come and taste and discover and just enjoy. Though of course, Ghanaian jollof is the best.”

Jollof Fest ATL

Savoy Events Atlanta

5571 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

May 26, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/

 

Jollof Fest London

The Africa Centre

Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0LR

June 30, 1pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/

 

Jollof Fest DC

Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

July 7, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/#

 

Jollof Fest Oakland

Impact Hub

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

July 15, 3pm
www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/

 

Jollof Fest LA

 

584 Mateo St., Los Angeles, DTLA Arts District 90013

July 21, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717

 

Event
06/30/2018

05/26/2018, Atlanta, GA, Savoy Events Atlanta, 2:00 PM
05/17/201805/26/2018, Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.
Event
05/26/2018
Event
05/26/2018
Ticket URL
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/
Venue Zip
30341
Venue City, State
Chamblee, Georgia
Venue St. Address
5571 New Peachtree Road
Venue
Savoy Events Atlanta
Concert Start Time
2:00 PM
This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. MORE» More»

Comfort Food for a Resurgent Africa: Meet the Star Dish of Jollof Festival in Atlanta, London, DC, Oakland, and LA.

The recipe is deceptively simple: take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will.

This is the basic outline of jollof, one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes, easy to cook up but hard to perfect. Like mac and cheese or chilli, it’s ubiquitous, homey, and everyone swears they’ve got the perfect version. Jollof Festival celebrates this favorite, which appears on tables from Senegal to Cameroon, by inviting chefs to come together and contest for whose jollof rules. The fun comes to Atlanta on May 26, London on June 30, DC on July 7, Oakland on July 15, and to LA July 21.

The friendly competition plays off the mystique that’s sprung up around the dish, a tastier way to deal with international and community tensions. “Jollof is a cheap and common dish people make on a massive scale. It’s the target of expressing rivalry between countries, in a good-natured way,” explains Ishmael Osekre, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based founder of the festival. “This is still a big thing in the emigre community. We decided to let people come in and compete, and to let everyone get a chance to enjoy the results.”

Interest in African cuisine, part of a growing fascination with the culture and style of the extremely diverse continent, urged Osekre and his fellow organizers to create the event, which allows jollof masters to face off, while visitors sample different versions of the dish and its accompanying sides. “The sides really reflect the local flavors,” explains Osekre. “They showcase the ingredients and tastes from different parts of the region.” The festival will feature vendors representing eight different countries, each with their own jollof spin.

“In many ways, this simple rice dish is a mirror that reveals important parts of our lives, as Africans and people of the African diaspora,” muses Osekre. “I hope people of all backgrounds will come and taste and discover and just enjoy. Though of course, Ghanaian jollof is the best.”

Jollof Fest ATL

Savoy Events Atlanta

5571 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

May 26, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166493/

 

Jollof Fest London

The Africa Centre

Arch 28-29, Old Union Yard Arches, Union Street, London SE1 0LR

June 30, 1pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166478/

 

Jollof Fest DC

Union Market

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

July 7, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166723/#

 

Jollof Fest Oakland

Impact Hub

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

July 15, 3pm
www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166691/

 

Jollof Fest LA

 

584 Mateo St., Los Angeles, DTLA Arts District 90013

July 21, 2pm

www.tickettailor.com/events/jolloffestival/166717

 

Event
05/26/2018