Allow me to introduce; Epicurean living

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Can you tell I am VERY excited??? *screams, twirls, jumps up and down*

epicurean living, nigerian cook books

A few years ago Michelle Bombchelle (Nigerian blogger used to live in ATL moved back..still sorta blogs) asked me why I had not yet complied a few of my favorite recipes into a pdf for easy download. I promised her I would but as you know, life gets in the way of these things and well we are here now. I started working on this book in June 2012. I revamped recipes, re-tested them over and over again. Re-photographed because I had FINALLY learned how to use my camera and researched the process of writing a book or better yet a cookbook.  It has not been an easy process. I have had to remove some recipes that need more work, change layouts, add more and do a whole lot of restrategizing.

However it has been the most fun and fulfilling project I have ever had to do. Doing almost everything myself just proved to me that I can really do anything I set my mind to and it is an awesome feeling! Whether it was cooking the recipes over and over again. Speaking to my group of recipe testers. Asking my friends for their opinions. My dad calling to say Olohita this is GREAT, taking the pictures over and over till I got one I liked. learning to plate food to look professional. Learning basic design skills to make this book look how I want it to etc. it has been an amazing experience that I would never trade for anything else.

Let me introduce you to Epicurean Living : Flavors of Nigeria.

book page 1

The pages would look like so.

book page 2

Here is another sample page

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There are 5 sections with 5 or more recipes each which equals a total of 29 recipes.

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. Details with price and how to purchase would be available shortly as well as a release date.  Let me know what you think and have a fantastic weekend.

Lohi

xx!

I am in the process of writing a complete (With all Nigerian recipes I can cook; 200 +) version that would be available in print probably next year. I am still trying to secure a publisher because the process of self-publishing is LONG! So if you have any contacts, please shoot me an email! xx!

P.s A huge thank you to everyone that leaves comments on this blog. I know how much of an extra step it takes and I am just so thankful that you feel like this website is worth it! Y’all rock!

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  1. Original Mgbeke Says: April 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Wow Lohi, so proud of you. This is some real big things popping! I love the preview. The book looks very easy on the eyes, and the previewed recipe looks very easy to follow. Serious coolness. Keep up the good work girl!

  2. OMG it looks so well laid out. Eagerly awaiting release

  3. Miss Enigma Says: April 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Woohoo!!!! I got a sneak peek before the sneak peek lol and I’m sooooo glad it’s finally here! Kudos to you booski!!!!! *hugs*

  4. So so proud of you babe! Please do and release the book quickly, so we can start making Nigerian food. PS have you tried Myne for publishing info?

    • Yes It should be out in less than a month. Just trying to finalize edits and get the sample print so I know everything is up to par.:D

  5. I am in awe babe.. This is amazing, bug ups to you. Like well done. The pictures look amazing as well. Would live a copy of your book as well.
    You go girl xx

  6. Congrats Lohita!!!!

  7. Major accomplishment. Congrats!

  8. Lohi Creations has CREATED!!! Well done bebe!
    Majorly proud of you, TeamLohi TeamCanada TeamOttawa TeamCarleton!!

    uh oh!

    ~x~

  9. awww babe!! this is amazing. wishing you all the best!!!!! i love seeing women work hard to achieve all their dreams.

  10. Wow! THIS IS REALLY GOOD!!! and inspiring. All the best with the process!

  11. ermaghadddd looks awesome. Excited for you. CONGRATS!

  12. Lohi! This is absolutely incredible! I am so so happy for you! This is such an exciting and INCREDIBLE endeavor! From the pics to the professional layout, I can’t wait for it to come out. Interview coming soon!

  13. Something worth being really proud of. You’ve come sooooo far. It can only get better from here. God’s blessings and more success greater than this.

  14. This is a great idea! WIll be looking forward to it.

  15. Am actually excited for this oooo, I can’t wait to try all the recipes yay…. Congrats ooo, many more milestone events will come your way in Jesus name 🙂

  16. congratulations!! this is amazing…looks great…good work!!

  17. awesome! you go girl , great work!

  18. Ipheoma Says: June 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Good job Lohi!well done!

  19. Osayi Ogieva Says: July 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    This is soo good. way to go Lohita. Looking forward to it. Congratulations

  20. I’m just seeing this!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I can get it as a Newlywed present for myself… when you’re done.

    Do you want to publish it in Canada or Nigeria? Ask Okechukwu Ofili about publishing…

  21. Congrats Lohi,This is such a good job and it looks soo professionally done- the photographs,colour separation – everything. Weldone on such a good job.

  22. Wow,..I love,..i’m just seeing your blog and i’m in love already. thank you for filling my belly with your posts.

  23. Just came by to check on your progress cos I want the print copy in my kitchen as fast as possible (it’ll be on display cos I’ll be so proud to show it off). Lol. I’m a HUGE fan, Lohi!!! 🙂

    • Awww Jennifer! It will be out before the end of the summer by God’s grace! Had to change directions a bit due to some other stuff that came up. Thank you again!

  24. charles Says: June 19, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Great strides you’ve achieved and I see you doing even more! I found your blog via a post on Stephanie’s website. your blog makes interesting reading. Let me know when the book is out so I can get a copy. keep at it!

  25. So is it out yet?

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