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'Jollof War' fought in Sydney, and Nigeria declared winner

Chefs and cooks who made it to the final round of Jollf Wars

The "Jollof Wars" among members of the West African community in NSW have been fought .... and the verdict is out.The inaugural Locale Festival celebrating the people and places of Cumberland hosted the event at Auburn Town Hall on Saturday, 15 July.For years, countries in West Africa have "warred" over the popular rice dish, each claiming to be the birthplace of the meal and claiming bragging rights over which country prepares the best.Festival events include food tours, workshops and activities across the local government area.The "war" reached Australia a few years ago, and organisers of the Africultures Festival decided to settle the "conflict" once and for all.

About 300 "food experts" paid $50 each to Jollof dishes from the various West African countries. After the banquet, revellers were asked to cast a ballot.

The verdict .... and the winner is ............

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