West African food is an essential part of Olajumoke Elkanah’s life, so when she moved to Oregon and discovered that the closest place to buy the ingredients she needed to cook her cultural dishes was over an hour’s drive away, she knew she needed to do something. She opened Flourish Spices and African Food in 2022 with the goal of making all the spices, snacks, and produce necessary for her favorite West African dishes affordable and accessible for all. 

Ola believes that sharing food has the power to bridge cultures and bring people together. Sign up for one of her cooking classes and she might just let you in on a few of her cooking “secrets” passed down through three generations of her family. 

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Olajumoke Elkanah

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