Yetti Tabai on African diasporas and UK food culture
25 Nov 2022
Yetti Tabai on African diasporas and UK food culture

Though African diasporas have had an immeasurable influence on British culture, continental cuisine has been relatively absent from the public eye. Canvas8 spoke to restaurateur Yetti Tabai about the need for greater representation and celebration of African cooking within the British food scene.

Yetti Tabai

Yetti Tabai is a British-Nigerian restaurateur, cookbook author, and musician. Originally training as a lawyer, Tabai began her foray into cooking by distributing her home cooking on Just Eat. In 2018, she opened Yetti’s Kitchen, an Afro-British restaurant that now operates out of two Manchester locations. She is also the author of African Vegan, a cookbook that highlights the intersections of African and vegan cuisines.

Lottie Hanwell

Lottie Hanwell is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. She has a degree in English Literature and Spanish, and spends a lot of time thinking, researching and writing about developments in society and culture. On her weekends, she likes to run, read and make a mess in the kitchen.