Yemisi Aribisala is a writer and a lover of good food. She has written about Nigerian food for over 7 years; for 234Next, the Chimurenga Chronic, and at her personal blog, Longthroat Memoirs. Her essays on food are a lens through which the complex entity of Nigeria is observed. Yemisi has also written essays on various topics including Nigerian Christianity and identity. Her essays can be read online under Yemisi Ogbe.
From the cultural history of soup to the sensual allure of snails, Longthroat Memoirs explores the complexities and tactile joy of Nigerian gastronomy in a series of love letters to the Nigerian palate. This sensuous testament on why, when and how Nigerians eat the food they do is a welcome addition to the global dining table of ideas.