Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha is a Nigerian comedian, dancer and On-Air-Personality, known by her stage name Real Warri Pikin. She speaks on Shopping, nutrition,food, diet, her favourite recipes…. Excerpts
How often do you go shopping for food?
I only go shopping for food once a month.
Do you take note of the nutritional value of the things you eat every day?
I always take note of the things I eat. I love to eat healthy.
Have you ever eaten something that made you ill?
Yes, I have. I ate a mango kept in the fridge for a long time, not knowing it had spoilt.
What’s the strangest eating etiquette you’ve ever encountered?
I find it strange seeing people using cutlery to eat solid foods (swallow).
Do you like trying new foods?
Yes, I love to try new foods.
How many meals do you eat in a day?
I eat three times daily.
What is your best snack?
That would be sausage roll.
What is your favourite ethnic food?
My favourite ethnic food is owo and starch.
What intercontinental food do you like the most?
I love Chinese fried rice.
What fruit do you eat the most?
I love eating water melon the most.
If you were to relocate abroad, what food would you miss most in Nigeria?
I would miss my best food― owo and starch.
Do you think a vegetarian diet is better than one that includes meat?
Yes, a vegetarian diet is healthier and better.
Are there any foods that you didn’t eat as a child but you eat now?
Yes, that is snail sauce. I eat it now, but I didn’t as a child.
What food lifts your spirit?
Do you try new recipes from cookbooks and the Internet?
Yes, I try to explore meals from the Internet.
What food do you like but can’t cook?
There are a lot of them, including spaghetti bolognese.
What’s the first food you learnt how to cook?
It was jollof rice.