Growing up my mum cooked weekends and had cooks during weekdays and I'd spend as much time as I was allowed to in the kitchen. Almost all my favorite memories are food related. My life and education has been in Nigeria , England, France and the United States. I now live and work in NYC where I've been lucky enough to pursue my passion for food. I'm a graduate of The International Culinary Center in Soho, formerly known as The French Culinary Institute. I love to travel and restaurant hop, my favorite city to eat is Paris. I don't have a favorite dish but I embrace my Nigerian background whole heartedly and absolutely love to apply my classic French training to dishes I grew up with. I am passionate about making really ethnic food more open and accessible to everyone else. I love Nigerian food and I believe many people will love it too.
I'm in my thirties
Zuhra 's experiences
Best of Both Worlds: France Meets Nigeria
Little Nigeria In Lower Manhattan
What to expect at Zuhra's place
This has been, far and away, the best meal I have had with EatWith -- and I have had some great meals! I loved the blend of spices and herbs Zuhra uses in her cooking. There is so much depth of flavor going on. There is a complexity of sweet and spicy and also texture is an important element. The mixture of Nigerian home cooking and French upscale sous vide cooking was masterful. I would highly recommend this wonderful experience to everyone.
I raise a glass of zobo (mulled hibiscus juice) to a welcoming and delicious introduction to Nigerian cuisine. I savored every bite. Zuhra's talents as a chef, a designer of table linens and as an ambassador of Nigerian cuisine match her warmth in bringing interesting people together.
Nov 2, 2017
Our small groups dinner with Zuhra was amazing. She is such a warm host with great skills, calmness but so much passion for what she is doing. Zuhra was so careful to accomodate our preferences, cooking a separate dish for some of us, explaining what sous vide is and introducing us to the nigerian culture. My experinece in her home went far beyond the delicious food we ate and I am so grateful for that!
May 8, 2017
Zuhra's food was delicious and plated very professionally. Overall great evening, I would definitely recommend!
Sep 20, 2016
This was my first EatWith experience, and was glad to have Zuhra as a host. She was very hospitable and gave us great information about the dishes we were eating and what went into them. The food was great, and I am looking forward to future EatWith experiences!
May 10, 2016
The food was delicious and a lovely experience with Nigerian cuisine. I am a vegetarian and the chef was very accommodating and adapted what everyone else was eating beautifully. It was a great evening and I would recommend her highly. :)
Apr 20, 2016
The food was amazing and Zuhra was a great host. I am Nigerian and she was able to put a whole new twist to familiar foods. Would definitely go again.
Nov 25, 2015
I had a truly wonderful evening. The food was delicious and a lovely surprise as I had never had Nigerian food before. I felt very welcome being one of Zuhra's guests and loved the interactions and learning about Nigeria. In short, Zuhra was a wonderful host and a great chef. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again next time I am in New York.
Nov 22, 2015
Being a part of Zuhra's very special authentic dinner was nothing short of spectacular. With a natural grace and mindful hospitality, Zuhra exemplifies her cooking through specific Nigerian techniques while fusing them with the French standard of cooking, that being both elegant and delicious. The balance of flavors and perfect amount of curious spices kept my stomach happy and appetite craving more of this uncharted territory of food, Zuhra knows exactly how to make any dish her own with style and flair, and her special sorbet is to die for!
Nov 12, 2015
"I was one of the fortunate ones to get a seat at Zuhra's dinner. Everything was made from scratch , the food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented I will definitely sign up again for another meal prepared by Zuhra!"
Nov 9, 2015
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I had no experience with Nigerian cuisine before. Zuhra explained all the ingredients and dishes so well. The meal was absolutely wonderful. Everything she served was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Her home was immaculate, yet warm and inviting. Zuhra is a very charming and personable host as well as an outstanding chef. If you are in the mood for something out of the ordinary and excellent, I highly recommend Zuhra's Little Nigeria dinner
Nov 9, 2015
Seriously, the food was amazing. I went to her house starving and I went home completely satisfied. Zuhra is so adorable, because she gave us little gift bags at the end of the meal which was very lovely. Did I mention how amazing the food was? The environment was very lively! She had really fun Nigerian music playing in the background, which made me feel like I was in a nice little restaurant in Nigeria. I would definitely recommend Chef Zuhra's home, especially after a long day at work, she'll make sure you have a great time and accommodate to all your needs.! :)
Nov 9, 2015
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The guests clearly had fun and enjoyed the three course dinner immensely. It is a dinner and evening I will forever remember and cherish.
Nov 9, 2015
What an amazing evening! Zurha was a wonderful host and the food was gourmet! She is passionate about her craft and I learned a lot about Nigerian cuisine. I can't wait to eat with Zurha again!
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