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#BlackPanther: Ever Wondered what Wakandans Eat? Here’s what Nigerian-American Author Nnedi Okorafor thinks | BN Cusine



Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults. One of her recent books is Black Panther: Long Live the King and BuzzFeed’s Tasty cooking platform teamed up with her for Black History Month to come up with a “Wakandan” dish.

Nnedi and Tasty collaborated to pull inspiration from East African cuisine to create a unique dish – Wakandan Jeweled Vegetable Pilau with Berbere Braised Lamb.

Want the full recipe for the dish? Check it out!

Watch the cooking tutorial below.

Do you agree that this could be a Wakandan dish?


  1. jojo

    March 7, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Looks yummy. I’ll try it this weekend. Not sure about the cinnamon. maybe I will use my executive powers and reduce the amount. But nice dish and reminds me of my friend Claudette (Zimbabwe) mmmmh

  2. nnenne

    March 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Organic looking! Love it!

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