The Power of Social Media

At this point I believe we can all agree that social media can be a powerful tool if used properly. I came across Kess Kravings’ Instagram page a couple of years ago when a friend of mine tagged me in one of her “unconventional” pictures. In this specific picture, she was serving a popular Ghanaian dish; Palm Nut Soup with Rice Balls, in a martini glass with the rice as a garnishment. When I first saw the picture, I imagined what my Ghanaian uncles would think if I presented this dish to them and laughed it off.

I started to follow Kess a few days later because prior to her I had never seen Ghanaian dishes being plated that way and being a Foodie, I was intrigued. A few years later, Kess is now one of my biggest role models due to her innovation and originality with African cuisine. (Sounds like a title of an award!)

Once I returned to the States after my spring internship in Ghana, I came to Dallas for my summer internship and I immediately reached out to Kess and told her I wanted to meet her. She invited me over and I was really thrilled about the fact that I was finally getting a chance to taste one of her dishes. To my surprise, Kess made a 5-course meal PLUS her signature chips and light soup shooters. After the wonderful meal, we enjoyed a good movie and I ended up not leaving her house until well after midnight! Can you imagine? Someone that I had never met before in my life invited me over her house and fed me as if she’s known me for YEARS.

Shout out to God and Instagram for connecting us. Sister Kess, thank you for your hospitality. You are amazing and so incredibly talented.

Make sure to follow her and support all of her businesses!

Kess Kravings, Kravings Spice Seasoning, Chef Kess, Savor Kravings, and Jenesis Cafe.

Stay adventurous, dear friends, and always remember to stay golden. All ways, always.



Signature Purple Chips

Light Soup Shooters with Tripe

Corn Fritters over Raspberry Habanero Sauce

Mussels in Creamed Corn

Grilled Mackerel with Purée Purple Potatoes with Edible Gold Flakes

Kravings Contemporary Jollof Rice paired with Stewed Oxtail and Green Beans

Coconut Pound Cake with Crème Anglaise, Berries, Ice Cream, and Macarons.

Stay adventurous, dear friends, and always remember to stay golden. All ways, always.



2017-11-02T17:28:11-04:00June 26th, 2017|8 Comments


  1. Eunice July 14, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    This is my first time reading your blog post and I must say, I really love it. The photos are great! Can you write on how you edit your photos?
    Wow, a 5-course meal? You really enjoyed!

    • Sincerely Samuella July 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for reading, Eunice – I really enjoyed the meal, for sure! Also, I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 to edit all of my photos. Let me know if you have any specific questions!

  2. DEBORAH July 3, 2017 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Social media is a big platform, and those photos are amazing, beautiful write.

  3. Abena Foli June 27, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Kess is simply amazing.. Honestly she is.. When I first started POKS Spices.. she was one of the first people to use the product and share. It meant a lot to me.. will never forget.

  4. Amma Anim June 27, 2017 at 12:27 am - Reply

    social media is indeed a blessing if used well. I follow you and Kess on IG and I must say I am inspired by the amount of talent you both have and always look forward to mostly meal inspirations from you two.
    p.s I am jealous of your five course dishes you got to enjoy!

    • Sincerely Samuella June 27, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Amma, thanks so much for taking the time to read this and for your comment. I am glad you have been able to find inspiration from following our IG!

      I still can’t believe I got to enjoy a 5-course meal. It was amazing!

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