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Marketplace menu to celebrate cuisine of Nigeria

The Homestyle station in the Marketplace food outlet will celebrate the diverse cultures and cuisines of Africa’s largest nation Thursday, March 14, with a menu prepared in consultation with students from Nigeria.

“We are very excited about being able to offer these dishes,” says assistant manager Paolo Vasapolli. “It is wonderful to be able to offer a taste of home for Nigerian students, and we hope everyone will try and enjoy these delicious foods.”

He said he was particularly excited by the participation of guest Oprah Okereke. The fourth-year business student donned a smock herself to show Food Services chefs how to prepare some Nigerian specialties.

“I was so happy to have the chance to demonstrate some preparation techniques to the staff here,” she said. “They were so appreciative to learn something new, and I was glad to be able to share something traditional!”

Thursday’s menu will include Nigerian-style fried chicken, beef stew, fried rice, fried plantain and yams, and dessert of a jelly-filled doughnut.

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