Ozoz Sokoh is food explorer—a researcher, writer, eater, home cook, photographer, and stylist who also spent 15 years as an exploration geologist. Since 2018, she's been full-time in food and currently lives in Ontario, Canada with plans to move to New York. She believes that an ingredient is an ingredient and shouldn't be limited to common or pre-defined uses.
- 11+ years experience writing about food and food culture
- 2018 Saveur Award Winner 'Best Food Culture' blog
- Owner of Kitchen Butterfly
- Published 1000+ articles on kitchenbutterfly.com, Food52, Parts Unknown, Al Jazeera and more
Born and raised in Nigeria, Ozoz hated food until she was nine, causing her parents grief until a holiday to Edinburgh where long walks met hunger and led to a meal at Wimpy's. She hasn't looked back since then and spends her days eating, reading, cooking, writing, shopping, thinking about food and researching culinary heritage.
A creative cook, Ozoz began blogging in 2009 when she lived in the Netherlands. Homesick, she started to document Nigerian recipes and ended up researching classic and traditional recipes—some lost and forgotten—and exploring contemporary approaches.
Ozoz is one of the foremost researchers on Nigerian cuisine and its impact on Black cuisines across the world.
She received a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Liverpool and holds a freelance journalism diploma. Ozoz has also taken cooking and photography classes.
About The Spruce
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