Saturday, 18 May 2019

Hear from The Balfours! The founders of Jamaica Valley Seasonings Company

The founders of Jamaica Valley ( speak for themselves.

Folks, stay away from rumours.

Let us build up our own too.

We all get to benefit.


Fally Jay for The Food Hut.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Brussels Sprouts |

Thanks Chris! Finally, some use for brussel sprouts other than Christmas dinner. lol!

looking yummy!

Fally jay.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

The Food Hut News Reel #5 londonafricanfoodweek

So what are your plans for the 26th - 31st of May?

Be sharp and go to

Register your interest and I shall see you there.


Fally Jay

Monday, 25 March 2019

The Food Hut News Reel #4// The De'Osa Story// The Intercontinental Caterer

Join me in celebrating an icon for Good Food, Good Service and Good Culture.

Like, share the article and subscribe to my channel.

Let's spread the word.

More to come; perhaps you figure you do your bit too?

Let's talk.


Fally Jay

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Food Hut Pict -ionary, Letter 'I', I is for Iru and my 'Fragrant February

Hello folks!
How have you all been? Here in the UK, it has been somewhat warmer than usual and some are being lulled into believing that Spring is practically here.
Well, 'I' shall not be deceived at all. Jacket, cardigan, scarf ever in tow until I enter April firmly. 😆.
In fact, this month was tagged a #fragrantfebruary by The Royal Horticultural Society because even the flowers seemed to have gotten the #Spring memo and are giving us all they have fragrance-wise.

Talking about fragrances, I would like to pick up from where I left off with
 The Food Hut Pict-ionary. Our candidate for the letter 'I' is
also known as Dawadawa in Northern Nigeria/ Eware in Edo State of Nigeria/ Ogiri in Eastern Nigeria/Soumbala / Nere/ Fermented or Nonfermented Locust Beans/ Parkia Biglobosa.
The fragrance of Iru is distinct and can send all the other flower fragrances back to December for real.

In spite of this, the West African matriarch reserves Iru as her secret weapon to win her husband's favour. He is likely going to be too engrossed chewing on the Locust beans seeds in his soup to think deeply about any requests she makes at the time.

It has an effect comparable to adding anchovies to salads and such like. While the aroma is bizarre, the taste is one of a kind. Are you brave enough?

#Bringiton #byebyemsg #allnaturalgoodness

Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Food Hut News Reel 2 Medium

Here are a few places for you to enjoy 'Valentine' over an Afro-Caribbean meal.

Enjoy your meal. 💕

Come back with your picture reviews too!

Have fun,

Fally Jay

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Wosi wosi testimonial for WellSpring Food Safety Consultants

At what stage of development are you at in your Catering or Grocery Shop Business?

When it comes to Food Safety Consultations and Staff Training, Wellspring Consultancy has you covered.

Why not give Yemi Adeeko a call today on 03301330450.

It could be your testimonial next.

Meanwhile, you can leave any questions or comments for Yemi next week as she shall be having a Q&A next week.


Fally Jay

Thursday, 24 January 2019

There is food at home

It is common knowledge amongst Africans and Nigerians in particular  (speaking for my country people wen I sabi o! ), that we would rather save our money for other household things than on eating out.
Reasons being
1 - our head is calculating how many pots of soup or loaves of bread that money would buy instead
2 - we fear the menu may be overrated; 'not as nice as my aunt's cooking'
3 - we may have already eaten to the full before stepping out and also have a backup snack in tow.

As a result, any child who starts whining and pining for any 'snacks' in sight or for a drop in at an eatery they just passed, gets a standard answer:

'There is food at home'.

Maybe, not everyone says that but if you ask the average African child or young person, the verdict would be the same.

That being said, we do eat out and we do appreciate fine cuisine. More likely than not, such outings would have been motivated by things like, family or friends  birthday celebrations, guys dating girls wanting to make a good impression, seasonal outings or the cook at home just can't be bothered that day. Sometimes too, we visit on a lunch break, when a cold sandwich and crisp don't cut it for the work ahead or when far away from our stash of cooked food in the fridge, like when away on a work trip.

Whilst we are so hands on with our cooking, I realise that one of the ways African cuisine and Caribbean cuisine can be appreciated is by our validation of the efforts of  our many talented eatery owners and caterers. 
So we need to visit them more often and those who have should 'noise' the Eatery or Caterer's fame. We should help with constructive advice where there is room for improvement or simply let the world know that they are brilliant. We need to advertise our food.

 The game is on and all eyes are on us (Africa and The Caribbean Islands) now. 
We still have loads of unprocessed and health boosting foods to be explored.

In the image below is a plan for us to truly get our game on and The Food Hut is committed to pushing through.
Join the campaign; 
Send us your African and Caribbean Food snaps to share via 'The Food Hut Gallery' and help a brother, a sister or a food enthusiast find the goodness you appreciate in your food. You may even be in with a chance to win a voucher for your effort too. 😆

Yes, we know #thereisfoodathome 😥, go on, eat out anyway and send us your pics. 
Thanks xx

Fally Jay 
For The Food Hut.