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African Influence
In Foods

African-American women passing a bowl of okra at New Jersey culinary event.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Price: Free

South Plainfield Public Library

2484 Plainfield Ave.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Judith Krall-Russo

Event Description

Okra, black-eyed peas, and yams were just a few of the foods brought overseas by slaves.

Join food historian Judith Krall-Russo as she discusses the influence of African cooking on cuisines of the Caribbean, Brazil, New Orleans, and the American South.

During this lecture sample some flavors and learn more about how Africa inspired many of your favorite dishes.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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