Salimatu Amabebe

Salimatu presented at Tender Table on February 10, 2018 in the kitchen of Yale Union in Portland, OR.

  Photo courtesy of Salimatu Amabebe

Photo courtesy of Salimatu Amabebe

 

Salimatu Amabebe is a vegan chef and visual artist. Salimatu hosts monthly vegan Nigerian pop-up dinners and is the creator of Black Feast, a pop-up dinner series celebrating the work of black artists and writers.

One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: Vegan chef, filmmaker, maker of things, lover of food.

What will you be presenting on? Food and family. learning how to cook, learning how to eat.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: It's the little things that show love

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Something that makes me feel strong like my dad's beans and dodo.

Favorite food: It changes daily. probably popcorn. or fuji apples.

Recommended reading: Audre Lorde's "Sister Outsider," Ta-Nehisi Coates "Between the World and Me," George Schuyler's "Black No More."

Best meals: Yams with toasted coconut and avocado, garlic and onion soup when I'm sick, my dad's egusi and fufu

Food you’d like to try: So many things, but I alway want to try more Nigerian food.