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TBT: 5 Items Found In Every Nigerian Mom’s Kitchen In The Good Old Days

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Nigerian mothers are known for the extensive caring prowess they possess for their family, their husbands and children especially. This can be seen in every aspect of life, most especially in feeding and nutrition. The Nigerian mom’s kitchen is just the best, decorated with various food items and utensils that will help them in producing the great dishes they serve to the family.
If you doubt the cooking skills of a Nigerian mom, oh, goodness, you are on a very long thing. That is not the main point on today’s throwback though, just a view into how powerful and influential the Nigerian woman’s kitchen is – hefty, loaded and yielding miracles.Image result for 90s nigerian kitchen To the main gist of the day, one may not know how fast time flies until one reflects on the little changes in the environment and then one realises, oh yeah, really, time has far been spent. Coming from the Nigerian mom’s kitchen, we all will agree that there are some basic items needed to prepare and present meals to the family. Most important to note too is that many of these items and utensils are trendy and omnipotent, as they are so common with every Nigerian mom’s kitchen. As a matter of fact, a kitchen is not complete without them at a particular period of time.
Mothers and wives back then used to be proud to cook their delicious meals with these items and whenever they have important visitors, they serve them shoulders-high with these items. Today, we will be examining five utensils that was found in every Nigerian mom’s kitchen in the good old times. Now they are no longer in vogue and if they are, they are outdated and cannot be prided in as they used to way back. Do you know what they are already? Well, check them out below:TBT: 5 Items Found In Every Nigerian Mom's Kitchen In The Good Old Times
  1. Abo Ajase: this usually comes in a set, all floral and beautiful. But if it falls from your hands, just one thing is involved. You or your mom picks it, check out the body both inside and outside to see if it did not ‘sustain any injury.’ If it doesn’t, then you can be happy to go scotfree. If it does, chei, you are either in for a knock, go-and-die stern look, ears twisting or other punishments.
  2. The Floral Cooler: this came in sets too and mehn, can keep food, especially the jollof rice and swallow hot till Jesus comes. My grandma still has this at home, but nay, not my mom.
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  3. Tray: these round shaped metals are the best bet for serving a whole family food at once. you even get more space to put water, spoons and cups. They are the joy of Christmas and other festive periods. When you see your friend approaching your house with this tray, you are excited already. But gosh, if this tray hits the ground, the sound can be heard as far as 10miles from where it fell.
  4. Metal Cups: metal was the order of the day in the good old days, following some ceramics utensils closely. The ceramic cups though used to be found in the well-to-do family, having a sauce assigned to it. They are mostly floral too or plain. This metal cup, on the other hand, is for every home. The big sizes are used by the dad while the children enjoy the small ones.
  5. Ikoko Irin: this was still in use until the mid 2000s and the bigger size (for party meals) is still in use till date. These pots take heaven to earth journeys before water can boil in them, to explain how thick they are. But still, they were the choicest in the Nigerian mom’s kitchen back in the days. These pots are believed to add some natural spices to the food, making them taste more delicious. Good enough, your food does not get burnt easily, unlike the aluminum pots we have today. It is very rare for you to see any of these pots without black bodies, not thanks to our grandmas’ stoves and then you get stained carrying them. When it is time to wash, Oh Lord, big struggle with sand or ‘ewe epin’, a leaf known for its harsh texture serving as the black colour remover on pots. Village people will then be at work as grandmas/moms will be on one’s neck to wash away the staining black that covers the pots.

    TBT: 5 Items Found In Every Nigerian Mom's Kitchen In The Good Old Times
    TBT: 5 Items Found In Every Nigerian Mom’s Kitchen In The Good Old Times. Photos Credit: Getty

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