Fafa Gilbert, is a celebrity TV chef, who loves fusing both Western and Asian ingredients together to create her own unique recipes.
She also touches on traditional Ghanaian dishes and finds quicker and easier ways to prepare them. An example been her ‘Fresh Fufu in a pot recipe’, ‘The Perfect Jollof rice’, ‘Waakye’ to mention but a few. Equally she creates new recipes using African ingredients like this Crispy Plantain salad and loves travelling to learn more about recipes from other culture.
In 2000, Fafa moved to the UK worked in Marketing, as an Insurance broker and also trained as an Interior Architecture. However it was meeting her husband that influenced her to start ‘Ndudu by Fafa’. A food blog and vlog about creative African cooking.
‘Ndudu’ means food in Fafa’s African dialect called ‘Ewe’, (from the Volta region of Ghana), where she embodies the term ‘a twist upon a twist’ with her Food blog, YouTube page and second series of her popular cookery show ‘Ndudu by Fafa’ on Sky 235, ABNTV.
Fafa started incorporating her husbands English heritage of ingredients to her classic West African cuisines and has carved a niche for her recipes which has earned her the title of the most influential African Foodie for 2016.
Fafa has featured on BBC talking about her fusion recipes, as a guest Chef on ITV, This Morning and CNN Africa, sharing her flavoursome dishes. Fafa has written for a few magazines (Vital Woman, Mambo Magazines) about her recipes and hosted various events including one at the SouthBank centre and Facebook headquarters.
Fafa has a great following on Social media namely ‘ Instagram, Facebook and Twitter under the name ‘Ndudu By Fafa’ where she shares recipes via her blog
Fafa interacts with her fans, pays great attention to her recipe creation, food styling, menu presentation and food photography. Follow her Instagram page ‘Ndudu by Fafa’ for live feeds.
Fafa’s passion for cooking is evident when she talks about it and it’s incredible to watch her film her own videos, edit them and document the recipes especially now that she’s writing her cookery book.
Fafa has created this lifestyle blog to talk about her other passions including interiors, style, nutrition, exercises, travels, mental health and more.
Anyone that knows Fafa, knows her obsession with Tea using herbs, spices and fruits. Every week she will update this site with a unique tea recipe encapsulating the term ‘Twisted Tea’.
This blog will also interview pacesetters, offer words of encouragement and inspirational talks to its readers on a monthly basis. Stay tuned!
Fafa’s sense of style is one that exudes an eclectic and timeless reference. Enjoy her weekly updates on how she incorporates the African fabric into her wardrobe and sharing her favourite African designers and products.
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