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Lerato Foods & Naturals




An excellent gift for a delicious exploration of Africa and its diverse food and culture. For lovers of flavour with recipes from across the continent.

Leave a note at checkout to include the name you want signed and deducated message. 

*Our final date for pre-Christmas orders is Friday 15th December 2023. Requests made after the specified date will not be fulfilled prior to the festive season.*

Africana is my debut cookbook, a dream I have nurtured for many years and a journey we can now share together. I hope you enjoy cooking this book, and sharing it with family and friends.” Lerato x

Winner ~ World Gourmand Awards 2023 

Nigella Lawson says, “It is a glorious book, an education and invitation. There is such life in its pages, and such food! Lerato has a particular gift for getting to the heart of each recipe, both in terms of where it comes from, how it’s travelled, and how it can find a place in your own kitchen, your own life.”

Jamie Oliver praised Africana as his book of the month. “A fantastic introduction and inspiring cooking from Across the continent with vibrant recipes that are splendidly written and reliable.”  

A Best Cookbook of
 2022 ~ Diana Henry - The Telegraph

"There isn't a recipe I don't want to cook."

A Best Cookbook of 2022~ Delicious Magazine

"An outstanding new book. Lerato is a genius with flavours." Delicious Magazine
A Waitrose Book of the Week

A culinary expedition celebrating African cooking

Africana travels across the continent showcasing its vibrant and varied cuisines that are rich in flavour, diverse in culture and steeped in tradition.

Combining recipes passed down the generations but with her own modern and inventive style, food writer and cook Lerato shares her stories with feasts that are easy and accessible to everyone.

Discover how to cook some of the most iconic dishes from Nigeria to Madagascar, Morocco to South Africa.

With over 100 recipes to delight and inspire & over 40 plantbased recipes including;

  • Christmas Pudding Puff Puff
  • 3 Jollof Rice Recipes from Across West Africa
  • Spice Island Coconut Fish Curry
  • Harissa Leg of Lamb with Hibiscus
  • Senegalese Yassa
  • Tunisian Tagine
  • South African Malva Pudding

Bursting with flavour and full of wanderlustAfricana will bring the magic of the continent right to your kitchen.

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Please expect delivery to take up to 7 days from order.