About Cooking with Mai
Chef Maimuna Zubairu-Burnette, commonly known as Mai, immigrated to the United States with her family from Sierra Leone, West Africa at the age of nine. She currently resides in the Washington, DC area. Mai is the founder and CEO of Mai's Kitchen Food Service.
Cooking with Mai is your go-to cookbook for easy-to-prepare authentic West African food. In this book, Mai shares some of her family's traditional Sierra Leonean dishes which she grew up enjoying, as well as other well-known West African favorites.
She not only offers 16 recipes, but also the history of the dishes and any slight variations in preparation depending on country or background. This is a book rich in culture, history, and flavors, that will gratify those seeking an authentic West African dining experience.
She launched Dinner with Mai
in 2019, to combine her passion for people and food. Dinner with Mai is a social event where guests enjoy authentic West African food with good company.