Folayemi: It was a bit mental. There was a lot to do in a small period. Before Christmas, we were talking talking talking, but suddenly, we switched mode. I got back from a trip to Lagos, and with 60 people coming for dinner in two weeks the pressure was on. We thrive with the intensity of an upcoming event; it’s like an exhibition where your work is exposed to fee-paying guests. It was comforting to have friends and family in the crowd at the start, but that probably drove us to work even harder on getting it right. We take a lot of pride in our work.
The Groundnut has been a fantastic venture so far. We’ve been able to work intensely on our plans, from the dinners to the completing The Groundnut Cookbook, and have also been fortunate enough to travel to France, Holland, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia together in the name of work. We couldn’t have asked for much more when we started the project.
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Interviewed by Hananh Ajala