IT is good to be proud of your heritage and to see your culture as something that should be celebrated but when you take this too far and start becoming passionate about black chickens, is that not going too far?
Yes, o, believe it or not but the latest delicacy in town is actually black chicken. Not a black-feathered chicken but a chicken that is black from its skin right down to its bones?
How do you think this would taste? If you were served this as chicken pepper soup in a Chinese restaurant, would you go for it?
This black chicken, known as Silkie Chicken, has fluffy feathers that feel like silk and a dark-blue to dark-grey pigment with black bones. For now, it is only really common in Asia but should we Naijas adopt it as our own?
How would it go with pepper soup, jollof rice, ofe oha, ofe onugbu, ofe okazi, efo riro, assorted meat soup, etc? Apparently, the meat is said to taste just like conventional chicken, although it is more prepared as soup.
Nigerian Watch will be happy to hear from a volunteer willing to try out this chicken and tell us how it cooks, tastes and digests. Reach us as firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in trying out this one.