About

This site is an avenue for real foodies to converge. Dooney’s Kitchen is going to be the virtual meeting place for all talk about food, i.e. cooking, entertaining, introducing children or the family to cooking, planning meals (weekly, family, romantic, one-off trials), planning food shopping (suggested markets, produce, storage etc) and so much more……..

I’ll be sharing my personal cooking stories, recipes, hints and tips. As the blog grows, there’ll be dedicated Pages which will serve as shortcuts for information. For example, there’ll be a page dedicated to Dooney’s Kitchen Cheats, for those days you want to get something done quick. There’ll also be a page dedicated to Cookery Troubleshooting for those situations when things go wrong with a recipe,  and you need solutions. The solutions will be based on mistakes I made in the past, and that which other readers send in. We foodies, always watch out for each other, and are quick to rescue a fellow foodie in trouble.

As the Site Administrator, I would very much appreciate constructive feedback from you the reader. As the blog develops, I will open up a forum for readers to send me their own recipes, which I would acknowledge (foodies don’t steal each other’s recipes, Lol), and post.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Dooney’s Kitchen. Welcome to my journey, as I bring my passion to life

Author – Dunni Obata

36 thoughts on “About

  1. I saw your post on Bella. I really like your blog, very nice!!
    Please shed more light on yourself.
    Are you single or married? How old are you or what’s your age bracket? What part of the world are you and what State of Nigeria are you from?
    I am a lady, so don’t be scared just curious cos I’m intrigued at how you came about the idea for this blog, and how you have the time to do it… My questions are more out of admiration and inspiration, than anything else…

  2. Hello Dunni, ȋ̝̊̅ dnt kw U̶̲̥̅̊ but ȋ̝̊̅ already like you. Got here tru a link sent by a friend of mine cos she kws ȋ̝̊̅ love experimentin wt food. Ȋ̝̊̅ hav been to diff food blogs, but here there is somtn abt you. D minute ȋ̝̊̅ saw your pic ȋ̝̊̅ wanted to meet U̶̲̥̅̊ , U̶̲̥̅̊ look so friendly and accomodating. Ȋ̝̊̅ love ur cooking tips and recepies, kudos.

  3. Yea kudos to u babe,I tried d Yamarita n it came out very nice tho I used yamflour instead of flour cos I cldnt get baking flour in dis area (stil nice) . Thanks for d recipe dear

  4. Full-of-life woman well done. I really admire your energy and love for cooking. If you were In Nigeria, I would have BEGGED you to have a cooking school.

    Keep It up!

    • Thank you so much Julia. Technology has broken down the barriers if distance. I am going to be running e-cooking classes for that reason. How about that?

  5. please do you stay at Plymouth? I’ll be hopefully coming to Plymouth in September and I will definitely love to find fellow Nigerians. Thanks!

  6. Wow Dooney…… Have heard so much about you but on here I think for the first time and I have to say my mind is officially blown!!!!!!!! You are awesome. This will be my go to place for food ideas ….. Won’t always indulge (yea m one of those healthy eaters that still want yummy foods :)) but will definitely learn so much. You are a treasure!! Wow….. And I am a woman too so don’t be scared lol!

  7. Hi Doonie,

    Great job on all the wonderful recipes here. My question is how do u wash beans which is used for moimoi in the blender? I see that u mentioned it in one of your blogs. Also when baking moimoi in the oven (using foil plates), must i always use a tray of water? I noticed used this for the ramekin? cans but not the foil plates.
    Finally what year did u finish from medilag? I studied pharmacology there…

    Thanks in advance.

  8. Thanks so much Dooney for a great website and also for putting in countless hours of cooking and blogging to bless others with your passion. You’re such a great inspiration to me, I love cooking and I’ve been recently thinking about going further with it (spedning more time to develop recioes , especially healthy ones too) and your wesbite has encouraged me in so many ways.

  9. I know this is coming a little late but Happy 1st year Anniversay. I know sometimes we do not get to see how what we do affect lives so I feel this is an opportunity to let you know that what you do, does impact lives in a positive way. I struggled with Nigerian dishes after I got married. My mum was never the one to cook although she could bake like crazy. True story till date none of us(her kids)know how to make any swallow. I am even worse I can’t make even simple Eba to save my life and I was born and raised in Nigeria but moved away for college. I got married to a yoruba man and although I had learned how to cook all sorts of food but I was never around Nigerians to learn how to cook our food and he was struggling with my “mede mede” and soon got tired of fried rice and jollof rice. Then you came on so you think you can cook. Lets just say, my siblings were at my place last Christmas and my brother said and i quote ” I don’t remember you cooking this good in Nigeria”.I still do not know how to turn anything but we have an agreement in my house, as long as I make the soups, my hubby makes and turns all the swallow. Thank you for what you do and even allow us to put our own spin and twist on things.

  10. Dunni, this couldn’t possibly be you, could it? Dunni O from Model College, in Ikorodu? If this is you, OMG, I never thought I would find you.

  11. Oladunni Obata! You cant imagine my joy when i stumbled on your post on Bella naija. From model college ikorodu, i always knew you had greatness in you.Dooney’s kitchen! so proud of you babe. well done.

  12. Hello Dunni,

    I was introduced to your website by my work colleagues but even though I am yet to go through your site completely I have read your profile and can not agree with you the more.

    Nigeran food has a lot to offer and like you said all we need is exposure standardisation (in terms of recipes), chefs willing to learn and promote nigerian foods and also restaurant settings (class and interior decor) that can compare with any one in the world. When that happens we will have a global food revolution on our hands.

    Well done. Any time in the UK will order your meals for a change.

    Cheers.

  13. i want to know if you have a branch in Abuja an pls if you do kindly send me the address so that i can come for learning….

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