Black history month – Roles in African households

“My job was to refill the chilli jar”.

vegan chill, condiment jar, great taste starred chilli, holding chilli jar

Family recipe chilli jar


It’s Black history month; here is a bit of cultural knowledge…

In most African homes, there is a jar of chilli in the fridge.
In most African homes, every child is the Go-to child for something.
๐ŸŒพ What was your role in your family home?

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพThe jar of chilli traditionally was for the adults. Traditionally, children couldn’t eat chilli so the mother of the home would cook for all without the heat, then when the table was set, the jar of chilli would come out. Which meant that we all ate the same meal, differently instead of mum having to cook ten different meals for the household.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝThen, there was this tradition where this brother would be good at cleaning shoes, this one had an eye for groceries and that one would be the best one at entertaining guests as she was ‘The Smart Miss Pretty’.

๐Ÿ˜ƒMy superpower was food and in particular making the household chilli and never let the fridge be without.

I had 2 chilli recipes. And the one with the Rainforest nuts was always the most popular. Now, it is an award winning chilli.

Q1: What was your role at Home?
Q2: Have you now perfected it or did you drop it ASAP?

As you can see, am still very attached to food. Lol

Did you learn something new today?
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PS: the pattern you see on the label is part of the NDOP… the #Bamileke (my tribe) fabric on which every geometric figure represents patterns of life and pre & after life…
This range within the Miss Nang family is a “twin” range named after my grand parents: Kokwa & Mikki.

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