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Viewpoint: It’s Time to Rid Ourselves of Reductive Views on African Food                  

Chef Ebenezer Sogunro knows the London food scene extremely well, and laments the way that African cuisine has been marginalized, overlooked, or reduced to an understanding of a few basic dishes. Through his restaurant, Cally Muncho, at the Africa Centre, he’s embarking on a multi-step plan to transform the city’s perception of African cooking. Tackling the lack of representation and commercial display of African cuisine in the UK is a journey that requires dedication, innovation and a deep appreciation for the culinary traditions of my continent. Through education, fusion and a commitment to authenticity, Sogunro is confident that African cuisine will find its rightful place on the tables of the UK and be celebrated for its diversity, complexity and the stories it tells about the people and cultures of Africa.