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I really love to hear from you. Feel free to send me an email at lola (at) cheflolaskitchen dot com for your questions, suggestions or information. I will try to reply you as soon as I can.


Wednesday 11th of October 2023

Hi Chef Lola,

Thanks for this inspirational video about smoking catfish.

Last week, I smoked a catfish in the oven and it turned out good. But the only problem is that it has no aroma like the one I brought from Nigeria.

Please, what can I do to get the aroma like the ones smoked in Nigeria.

Thanks AK

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Alfred, the flavour depends on the way you make it. Most smoked fish sold in Nigerian Market are made with Firewood oven to infuse that smokey flavour. If you use the normal oven you will likely not get that same flavour. The closest you can use is an outdoor grill. Ensure you season it well, you will enjoy it.


Monday 25th of September 2023


I am interested in making your Okro soup with spinach. I have a few questions. What is "dry fish"? How do I make it? "3 Tbsp crayfish" Is this a seasoning? Is the Locust Bean in a powder form or dried bean? What type of seasoning do you mean when you say "seasoning powder"?

Thank you Lisa

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

It great to read from you, Lisa. Dry fish is a type of fish that is seasoned and dried. Crayfish powder is made with dried crayfish that is grinded into powder. African Locust beans is an seasoning recipe for soup in Africa. It seed like and gives nutty flavour to soups. Seasoning powder is the regular bullion cubes. You can get all these ingredients in a local African store. You will enjoy the soup.


Tuesday 5th of September 2023

I may need your services

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Drop a mail for us, Michael. Would love to read from you.


Saturday 15th of July 2023

What curry mixture do you use for the Jollof rice?

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 17th of July 2023

Hi Edwin, I usually use the store bought brand for my jollof rice and my favorite brands are: Lion brand, McCormick, and blue mountain but you don't have to stick to those exact brands. Feel free to use any brand you trust and enjoy.


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

I am trying your chapati recipe tonight....had them many years ago when visiting My son in Kenya...hoping they come out like yours...will let you know

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Tuesday 13th of June 2023

I hope it turns out well, Charmaine.