About Nkem Odewunmi

 

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I love adventure and beautiful things. I like to stand out and express myself through style, art, writing and cooking.

I am a food nut and have been cooking since I was 8 years old. I am also a lawyer and hold a Masters degree in International Economic Law. After working in various organizations; from law firms, various private sector companies, to foreign and local NGOs, at the pinnacle of my career, I chose to take a step and re-evaluate my life. In 2013, just before I had my second son, I decided that my children and family needed me more than any job, so I resigned. And by faith in God alone, I really began to build Food Fashion Fusion into a proper business.

You may wonder what the connection between food and fashion is; well think about every time you have attended an event, weddings, dinner, cocktails, funerals, tea parties, birthday parties, board meetings, PTA meetings etc, what has been the one constant feature at these outings? Yes, that’s right, food. Then when you consider the fact that you probably spent considerable time choosing what to wear and getting dressed, I think the penny has dropped. Oh! And let’s not forget about “edible fashion“….I rest my case πŸ™‚

But seriously, I strive to show case local and foreign foods in a unique way, emphasizing the interplay between flavours, textures and appearance. I mean why shouldn’t food be beautiful? After all it is said that we eat with our eyes first. I push the boundaries of presentation by infusing what I call “food fashion” in the the meals I prepare.

I love to dress up as much as I love food and I couldn’t possibly think of two topics that I would be content to write about regularly.

I have a husband who is such a willing participant in my Food Lab (Flab) experiments that it’s such a thrill to roll out the dishes. With his willing and critical palette, amazing photography and my need to go the extra mile, we make a good team. My sons inhale my meals with reckless abandon which is really gratifying, now when I cook it’s like cooking for a small army.

And now, apart from my adoring family, I have a growing clientele base of amazing people who love my cooking and pay for my services! Food Fashion Fusion is now a growing business! I also write the food column of “Working Moms” magazine and have featured on Bellanaija, Femmelounge, and Naijahousewives.

My affair with fashion is purely personal and I love to infuse originality in my style. My appetite for bags and shoes is rivalled only by my love for dark chocolate.

I choose to honour God in all I do; I believe that I am surrounded by beauty and seek to recognise this everyday.

 

About to attack Dyed Easter eggs I made for them

About to attack Dyed Easter eggs I made for them

 

I hope you enjoy reading my posts……..welcome πŸ™‚

 

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18 thoughts on “About Nkem Odewunmi

  1. hey nkem! i’ve read the story on your pilates classmate who was a ‘handbag
    soul sister’ (how coincidental was that right?) and drooled over your christmas meals (i hate you for being so talented). i also picked up an idea im gonna try out as soon as i cook a pot of stew next (the bit about char grilling green peppers AND blending them to add to your tomatoes). i usually just chop them up and toss in the pan. i wonder how much of a difference grilling it will make)

    needless to say, im already loving your blog. cant wait to read more…

  2. I haven’t visited this website in ages and I am awed at the advancement and level of expertise I have encountered here today. Keep up the good work and I will try to visit as often as possible until I get the opportunity of being at one of your Flab-tasting.

  3. I feel as if I am cheating on Dooney and Yemisi Ogbe by commenting here! Biko nu you people will not kill me. Nkem this is fantastic! I am just stealing recipes left, right and center. Thank you so much for sharing and also for the Nigerian infusion. I am so proud of you ladies!

  4. Nkem, awesome sight and recipes. Your twist to most meals and creativity is what I find most appealing. I’ve said a few and will let you know once I’m done. Love to Femi. We were in Uni together.

  5. I just listened to you on rc102.3fm, I was waoh ed! So I visited your site, interesting and amazing woman you are. Keep it up & more greese to your elbows. God bless

  6. We met at Betty’s (Ayo’s daughter) birthday party. You have me your card and Ago spoke so highly of you. Having gone through this site, I am not disappointed at all. Just like the Queen of Sheba said at Solomon’s palace, “half was not told me”. You are an amazing mind. Hope to meet you again.

    • Hi Ebere!!! Thank you so much for your kind, kind words. I am so honoured….I really mean that. I hope the site inspires you to whip up something. It was a pleasure to have met you. I hope we meet again soon. Warm wishes, Nkem xoxo

  7. Good job….well done…love what i find in here.Thanks for the great tips on famtastic menus…i am definitely stealing some…lol.All the best.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. I am glad you like the blog. Please get all the inspiration you need and keep us posted of anything you create in the kitchen πŸ˜€

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