Nigerian writer, Yemisi Aribisala is the first black woman to win the prestigious John Avery award in it’s 39 years history.
She won the award for her book, “Long Throat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and the Nigerian Taste buds” which is described as examining the complexities, the peculiarities, the meticulousness, and the tactility of Nigerian food.
The prestigious award dedicated to the achievement of food and drink writers was won by British chef, Jamie Oliver, last year.
Yemisi Aribisala is a lover of good food. She has written about Nigerian food for over many years.