Loading, please wait...

product description page

Longthroat Memoirs : Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds (Paperback) (Yemisi Aribisala)

Longthroat Memoirs : Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds (Paperback) (Yemisi Aribisala) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Winner of the John Avery Award at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2016.

"A breathtakingly original and fresh piece of food writing, which I found myself compulsively rereading. Aribisala is that rare writer who makes you laugh while also informing you about Nigerian food, which, as she points out, is something that has been 'misunderstood, atrociously photographed, not yet given its due.' Thanks to this book, this should now change."—Bee Wilson, food critic, author, and journalist

"Aribisala summersaults through geography, economics, popular culture, art, history, (and yes, of course, sex) via cuisine. Her tales of Nigeria's many mouth-watering foods are globally spiced with riffs on everything from Yorkshire puddings and Eccles cakes, to the tartufi bianchi, and South Asian red curries. Aribisala writes with verve, sass, and with such humor and confidence that it takes one's breath away. If ever a book deserves to be a bestseller, this is it."—Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

A sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian cuisine, lovingly presented by the nation's top epicurean writer. As well as a mouth-watering appraisal of Nigerian food, Longthroat Memoirs is a series of love letters to the Nigerian palate. From the cultural history of soup, to fish as aphrodisiac and the sensual allure of snails, Longthroat Memoirs explores the complexities, the meticulousness, and the tactile joy of Nigerian gastronomy.

Yemisi Aribisala is a Nigerian essayist and writer. She currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Number of Pages: 357
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Cooking + Food + Wine
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Yemisi Aribisala
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52915962
UPC: 9781911115267
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1449
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.