African Cooking: Authentic Comfort Food
Adult Enrichment / Food & Drink -
Join seasoned cooks from Africa and warm up with some incredibly delicious flavors from the continent. Our winter menu includes goat pepper soup with semi-ripe plantain, popular in West Africa, especially in Nigeria and Cameroon. You can substitute fish, chicken, or beef if you choose, or make this intensely-flavored dish without meat. We’ll also make potato hot pot–one of the most loved one-pot recipes in Cameroon–made with potatoes and lots of vegetables with or without meat. Expand your culinary repertoire and learn more about the diverse and authentic African cultures as you ask questions and hear personal stories from the chefs. Please note: All recipes could be made with substitutions including fish, chicken, or beef, or without meat all together. list of ingredients and substitutions will be included in your Registration Confirmation email.
Motherland Cultural Connections
Motherland Cultural Connections’ mission is to bridge the cultural gaps that exist between immigrant communities and their communities of residence, through mutually beneficial partnerships and services. Founder Mirabel Umenei created the organization as a platform for immigrants of Afro-heritage, engaging their skills & talents and to provide services that are culturally competent and useful to their communities and its organizations. Through Motherland Cooking Xperience and Motherland House Concerts, they also aim to create a safe space for the community to come together through music, food, education to learn about each other, thereby destroying negative stereotypes that hinder growth in the community.