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Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

Object

Tin

Production date

1982

Object number

2015.46

Physical Description

Tin of Nigerian Chilli Pepper.

Personal experiences

"I learnt to eat 'hot' African food at the age of 14, and African pepper has always played a role in my life. This tin, which once held 200 grams of Enco Product’s “Lagos” brand Machine Ground Chilli Pepper, was purchased by me soon after moving to Stoke Newington in 1982. In the days before the ubiquitous plastic bags of hot pepper, many West African homes would have had a tin in the cupboard.

Enco products, with headquarters in Fortress Road, Kentish Town, started out as a business supplying the Jewish community. When they realised that there was a market for African and African Caribbean products, these were added to their range.”

Inscription

Lagos Brand Machine Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper 200g

Enco Products (London) Ltd
Fortress Road
London NW5
Telephone 01-267-3127

Material

Metals
Paper

Dimension

Diameter: 90mm
Height: 99mm

Exhibition Label

Food Culture

Ground Nigerian Chilli Pepper

This tin, which once held 200 grams of ‘Lagos’ brand machine ground chilli pepper, was purchased and used in Stoke Newington in 1982. In the days before you could easily buy hot pepper, many West African homes would have a tin in the cupboard to spice up meals.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No