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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Fritters: West Africa to Diaspora

Black-eyed peas and rice-based cuisine from Senegal and various areas of West Africa were brought from the Motherland to the United States. Chef Tonii will prepare Savory Black-eyed Pea Fritters, or Akara, and Sweet Rice Fritters called Calas to celebrate the cultural contributions and significance of Africa throughout the diaspora. The cooking demonstration, Fritters: West Africa to Diaspora, is inspired by High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by Dr. Jessica B. Harris and season 2 of the Netflix series, High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America. Free, but register in advance. 3 p.m. EST. Free Library of Philadelphia/ Widener Library, 2808 W. Lehigh Ave. 215-685-9799 or or Register at:

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February 13, 2024



Widener Library - 2808 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19132 2808 W Lehigh Ave Philadelphia 19132 PA US

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